Here's a death metal band literally playing to the edge of death. Unfathomable Ruination will be performing in an airtight box (pictured above) until all of their oxygen is expended. This will be done in the name of art and brutality \m/
Read the blurb on the Gherkin installation below and listen to some awesome music!
This is the first time that João Onofre’s work, Box sized DIE featuring Unfathomable Ruination, 2007 – 2014 has come to London, having toured extensively through Europe at venues including Palais de Tokyo and MACBA. Influenced by Tony Smith’s pioneering minimalist sculpture Die (1962), the steel box serves as a mobile location for performance. In each location the sculpture travels to, Onofre invites a local Death Metal band to play, on this occasion Unfathomable Ruination. The box is soundproofed, determining and restricting the performance’s duration to the length of time in which the oxygen is expended. Outside the cube, viewers observe its strange vibrations, only viewing the band’s entrance and exit to the performance space.
Performance times: 3 July at 6 & 7pm, 4 July-1 August 2014 at 6pm Wed-Fri.
UPDATE – The band is still alive! \m/