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Julie Weitz’ ‘Touch Museum’ Evokes Sensory Experience from the Digital World

The video installation is inspired by a condition called Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response.

Julie Weitz’ multi-room video art installation Touch Museumattempts to extract a tactile sensory experience from the digital world we immerse ourselves in. The installation is inspired by a condition called Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, in which some people have physical pleasurable sensations from audio and video stimuli.

“I’m definitely playing with that illusory experience of image,” Weitz tells Los Angeles Times. “So much of our time is spent in the digital space and that was a space I wanted to puncture somehow. But I’m a material-based person, so I wanted it to be something physical, something that evoked a sensory response in the way that I respond to colors and textures and sound.”

The installation is running now at Young Projects in the Pacific Design Center.

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