Artist Talk with Carolyn Kirschner | ASMR Iconoclash Slow Squeeze

With »Iconoclash Slow Squeeze«, the artist Carolyn Kirschner explores so-called Autonomous Sensory Meridian Responses, or ASMR for short – tinglingly pleasant reactions that can be triggered by auditory and visual stimuli that most people perceive during relaxation, calming and well-being.

Through the incorporation of well-known modernist artworks, such as works by Joseph Beuys or Gordon Matta-Clark, their recontextualization and simultaneous transfer into another material form, Kirschner questions the connection between art, fetish, pleasure, and experience. The deconstruction of the iconic forms of these artworks – and their illustrious metamorphosis – addresses both other senses and habitual stimuli. The associated questions about the relationship between materiality, representation, and physical stimulation can also open up a new understanding regarding the mediation of both immaterial knowledge and material things. The project was developed within the framework of the Beyond Matter Residency Program at ZKM | Hertz-Lab.

»Iconoclash Slow Squeeze« is part of the exhibition Matter. Non-Matter. Anti-Matter. Past Exhibitions as Digital Experiences on view at ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe from 03.12.22 to 23.04.23

Digital animation, soundscape, video loop, 15 min Soundscape: Kieran Brunt

Co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union and German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media
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