METALheADS

Black Metal Logos meet Google Ads on Youtube

2018

Acrylic paint on black linen, each 150 x 200 cm

METALheADS is a manifestation of screenshots taken of Black Metal videos on Youtube. The uploaded videos show band logos that got interrupted by Google Ads. This combination leads to contradictions in visuality: the high-contrast black and white illegible logos sometimes including provoking symbols in contrast to the flashy and colourful ads of a wide range of companies, varying from travel agencies,  software security or a dolphin experience. But also, extreme metal started, as many other subcultures, as anti-mainstream, and anti establishment, also escapism, based on algorithms and my music choices (direct by searching for specific bands/ songs and indirect through suggestions that can keep on playing for hours).

The medium of the band banners is based on old school self-made band banners that would have been hung at live shows. Not being a painter, my amateurish touch relates to the genres strong ultimate DIY attitude that one can find back in a big amount of one man bands.

***

Facetival of Madness

Sellotape Selfies/ Sellofies and extreme metal aesthetics in times of face recognition and narcissism. Sellotape selfies were initiated by Lizzy Durley as a new meme on facebook. On-going. Description following.

DSC_8846

DefacedBlackShirt
Defaced

AutapesyBlackShirt
Autapesy

FacialMalfunctionBlackShirt
Facial Malfunction

TransparentDisfigurementBlackShirt
Transparent Disfigurement

NarcissisticDefianceBlackShirt
Narcissistic Defiance

LimpidTormentBlackSHirt
Limpid Torment

SursousVeillanceBlackLogoShirt
SurSouS and Veillance (upcoming split EP)

VortexDeadlockBlackShirt
Vortex Deadlock

CCCTVBlackShirt
CCCTV (Counter Closed Circtuit Tele Vision)