The Forgotten Space (2010) & ASMR
In recent years globalisation and the internet have been cited as forms of social relations with the ability to bind the entire human population of the globe together.
Week Two – Globalisation and Networked Communities
Sunday 11th May – 2pm – Free
The Forgotten Space (2010) 112 mins. dir. Sekula & Burch – With Intro from Andrew Witt
ASMR Videos Curated by Jala Wahid
Sekula and Burch’s The Forgotten Space take a container ship as a starting point for a journey from the Netherlands and Belgium to Hong Kong, the USA and Spain, following the trade routes that bound together a ‘global community’. An epic, probing and pioneering essay film that interrogates the effects of globalisation on a personal, local and planetary level.
Artist Jala Wahid curates a selection of ASMR videos. ASMR stands for ‘Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response’, a sensation described as a pleasurable tingling feeling triggered by various visual and audio stimuli. For their many viewers, ASMR videos have a therapeutic function. Far from a surrogate for human contact, they imagine a new intensity of communication that relies upon both the formal qualities of the moving image and the medium of the internet. Classically viewed in private and in isolation, this experimental public screening will be a chance to enjoy and interrogate ASMR as a group.
Andrew Witt is a PHD Candidate in the UCL Art History Department
Jala Wahid is an artist and editor of SALT.
Event supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London and a proud partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery. www.filmlondon.org.uk/filmhub
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