Soft Poachers
— Kłusownicy miękkości
video, 06:49, 2020

Our social relationships are gradually shifting online anyway, but in times of crisis the Internet has even been capable of compensating for our sensory experiences. I took this phenomenon as a starting point to seek out regions of the Internet that are receptive to the senses, which revealed certain novel sensual experiences. I focused on the ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) community and discovered a type of digital primitivism, stripped of excess semantics, honest and simple in form. I wanted to drown in that abstract world, to hack my perception completely. These days, when we have been constantly hearing the question: “Where are we headed?”, I invite you to celebrate a state of being lost.

Laura Grudniewska (PL)

Born in Warsaw, she studied Media Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and Philosophy at the University of Warsaw. In 2016, she received her Master of Arts cum laude for her work at Mirosław Bałka’s Studio of Spatial Activities. Her works are site-specific and include videos, performances and paintings. In her practice, she seeks to exert a strong emotional impact on her audiences, exploring the liminalities of contemporary culture and designing sensual experiences. She is currently active in the ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) scene on YouTube.

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