ASMR Southbank, 2015
Performance with WhispersRed, 20minSouthbank Centre, London
Our mood is affected by sounds, both consciously and unconsciously. In medical contexts, sound therapies can already be used to treat disorders and improve wellbeing. The flourishing online ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) community aim to trigger states of euphoric cranial ‘tingling’ many users seem to experience whilst listening to quiet sounds such as whispers, lip sounds, clicking, brushing, and white noise. This popular phenomena triggered this project exploring whether the sounds and spaces of the Southbank Centre itself could be turned into a therapeutic instrument.