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ASMR videos are edgy, unnerving and almost avant-garde. Is it time to consider them art?

Nov 06, 2018 - Washington Post Blogs

PHILADELPHIA - They feature slime, crackling plastic, whispering, scratching, brushing and the thrumming of exquisitely groomed fingernails. They are, depending on whom you talk to, either the antidote to anxiety or a wellspring of annoyance.

But might they also be art?

Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response videos - ASMR to the millions of viewers who devour them online - have been described as therapy, sleep aids and brief vacations to Tingleville. Also, a chance to watch stranger...