“ROLE PLAY #3: MASSAGE THERAPIST (ASMR)”
THEPEACEFULWHISPERER (US, 2013,10 MINS)
A young woman caresses her webcam as if it were the viewer’s body. Role-play is a big element in ASMR, especially during the early stages of this internet phenomenon. The viewer imagines him/herself in the presence of the person in the video and creates a “physical” connection via the screen. Which allows us to question physical touch: is physical sensation no longer needed to feel physical stimuli?