Two Way Mirror

Appearing July 7 & 8 at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC

Two Way Mirror is an exploration of subtlety in the digital world. Many dedicated artists now actively create subtle moments in order to share a phenomenon called autonomous sensory meridian response, or ASMR.

Millions of viewers have been made aware of ASMR through popular media and video streaming sites. To some it conveys a deep relaxation and tingling sensation. What do you experience? What is found in these moments of relative quiet, calm, intimacy, and idleness?


The team behind Two Way Mirror is comprised of artists, designers, programmers, and makers in Washington, DC.

PHIL JONES (artist)

Phil likes to create spaces in which creators are enabled to create. He thinks about how technology shapes our view of the world and vice versa.


Allie is a designer and artist who could talk to you for hours about color and is fascinated by the infinity of the solar system. Back on earth, Allie's work focuses on the intersection of social impact, sustainability and human centered design.


James is a tinkerer / engineer. When not out cycling, he enjoys working on projects that explore the intersection of art and technology.


David is an interaction designer, recovering educator, porridge eater, and bike rider.


Will is a programmer and electronics enthusiast.


In addition to Creative Commons licensed videos, these artists have generously allowed their work to be used in Two Way Mirror.


These organizations and events have provided the space and place for Two Way Mirror.

Sound Scene is a free and interactive audio art installation for all ages, presented annually by the DC Listening Lounge.

Sound Scene unites audio artists and contributors from across the globe to transform the Hirshhorn Musueum into a sonic wonderland.

DC Listening Lounge (DCLL) is an audio collective of sound enthusiasts that meets monthly in Washington, DC to listen together, workshop audio, and nurture an on-going conversation about sound, art, and everything around the edges.

As one of the most visited modern art museums in the US, the Hirshhorn is a leading voice for contemporary art and culture and provides a national platform for the art and artists of our time.