“It’s more like an ambiguous spirituality,” says artist Nile Koetting, on the intangible sense of affect in hugely popular internet ASMR videos. “It’s more ungraspable, something to feel that is not formed yet, but then it’s so concrete.” Speaking with associate editor Jared Davis on topics ranging from biometric surveillance after the pandemic, smart homes and solidarity in times of crisis for AQNB’s bi-monthly Artist Statement podcast, this latest episode with Koetting is available exclusively to subscribers of our Patreon.
Born in Japan and based in Berlin, Koetting often works collaboratively with performers and artists including composer Nozomu Matsumoto, and writer Miriam Stoney. His work has been shown at the likes of Centre Pompidou x West Bund Museum, Shanghai, Somerset House, London, Kunstverein Göttingen, and the Palais de Tokyo, Paris. Speaking under lockdown in Berlin, Koetting talked on topics spanning our bodies’ relation to technology, disaster evacuation drills and ambience.
Survival Kit is the latest in our Artist Statement podcast series, with past episodes featuring Joninne Standish, Maria Minerva, Lawrence Lek, Legacy Russell and more. The full episode is accessible to our subscribers right now on Patreon. Sign up now: www.patreon.com/aqnb.**