“ASMR_eatthepatriarchy” by Art and Feminisms



“ASMR_eatthepatriarchy” is an attempt to deconstruct patriarchal structures by eating them. Originally, ASMR videos are made for relaxation, so I thought that it would be nice to fall asleep to the sounds of the patriarchy being devoured. During this video performance I experimented with eating as an act to overcome things. Even though the attempt to eat up the superficial signs of an oppressive system might be naive, this performance creates powerful images and sounds that are fascinating and discomforting at the same time. The process of eating is also opening up questions about power relations. Who is full, nevertheless force-fed every day with the expectation to swallow it down?