EVAPORATED MUSIC 2: At The Mouth Of Metal

Philip Brophy

Exhibition Dates
27 September - 21 October 2006

Continuing EVAPORATED MUSIC 1's aural surgery performed on the audiovisual skin of mainstream iconic videos, EVAPORATED MUSIC 2 directs its sonic scalpel to a range of ‘90s family-oriented fun movies depicting band scenes in comforting settings.

Overview

Continuing EVAPORATED MUSIC 1's aural surgery performed on the audiovisual skin of mainstream iconic videos, EVAPORATED MUSIC 2 directs its sonic scalpel to a range of ‘90s family-oriented fun movies depicting band scenes in comforting settings. Like Satan summoned in the midst of the high school prom, EVAPORATED MUSIC rescored these vapid cinematic moments with the sound of Metal. Think Disney riddled with cancer. The Wiggles sweating with Hep B. EVAPORATED MUSIC 2 welcomed the most Other of music - Metal - and amplifies it's guttural expulsions through the healthy bodies of cinema's dream of contented pop music. Subtitled ‘At the Mouth of Metal', EVAPORATED MUSIC 2 opened up the dead zone of the family movie and inhales its hidden dissonance.

Philip Brophy, 'Evaporated Music 2: At The Mouth Of Metal', installation view, Artspace, Sydney, 2006