Photo by Amayah Harrison • www.amayahmedia.com • @amayahmedia
ASMR Crafting with Sayuri and Gabby La La is a collaboration between visual artist, Sayuri Kimbell, and musician, Gabby La La.
Through seemingly narcissistic and self-promotional digital imagery, we insert ourselves into the permeable world of digital media – a place that ignores women of color creatives at its best and exploits and traumatizes WOC at its worst.
ASMR Crafting with Sayuri and Gabby La La is about reclaiming the female Asian-American body by pointing the camera on ourselves.
We challenge the perception of Asian-American women as silent sex objects by presenting manicured and fantastical visions of ourselves. Moreover, as mixed Asian-American women we play with our multicultural heritage in a way that is empowering and complex.
ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) refers to the tingling sensation of the skin, invoked in some people, triggered by acoustic and visual stimuli and transmitted through digital media. We were initially drawn to ASMR as an intimate and playful genre.
ASMR Crafting with Sayuri and Gabby La La challenges the narrow and dominant stereotypes of Asian-American women and other marginalized groups by offering entirely self-curated visions of ourselves. Down with the repetitive narrative of a powerful cisgender, hetero White Christian able-bodied male-dominated world. It is violent and tired.
We understand that our struggles are not isolated. So, to our friends who do not fit this crumbling narrative, we stand in solidarity with you. Let’s collaborate. #asmrcraftingwithsayuriandgabbylala
Enjoy episode #7 of ASMR Crafting with Sayuri and Gabby La La where the girls teach you how to make juicy and delicious fruit mandala!
Craft with your friends! WE LOVE YOU!
knife (please cut with adult supervision)
Enjoy episode #4 of ASMR Crafting with Sayuri and Gabby La La where the girls explore the art of collage. We hope you will get inspired to reuse and recycle to make your magic! Craft with your friends! WE LOVE YOU!
Cut out pictures from comic books/magazines...
Enjoy episode #5 of ASMR Crafting with Sayuri and Gabby La La where the girls make PIZZA! We hope you will get inspired to cook like crazy! Craft with your friends! WE LOVE YOU!
felt in various colors for the pizza crust/dough and toppings
paper for toppings
mozzarella cheese sticks
a pizza box (you can get one from a pizzeria)
scissors (for cutting out the crust and toppings)
spoon for sauce
In this episode, the girls team up to make Sayuri's unique and easy-to-make 8 fold "Mini Zine". The "Mini Zine" is a fun and easy project for all the storytellers out there!
-8.5x11" cardstock or paper
-pens or other coloring and writing utencils
-stickers or any other decorations
-straight edge (ruler)
-box cutter/scissors/x-acto knife