Passing Through Metal Video
These noises simply don’t belong together: The metallic rain generated by the electrically amplified needles of 40-odd knitters from the Krems area incessantly bombards the audience, who are invited to pass through this social plastic. The contingent sound of handcraft competes with the sonic walls of the post-punk band Friends of Gas, who are collaborating here for the first time with Oreet Ashery.
Passing through Metal literally knits together the attested, self-sufficient placidity of textile work with unexpected outbursts of fierce, demanding music. To quote Ashery, Passing through Metal creates a collective uncertainty and a foreboding sense of the ephemeral.
Passing through Metal was originally commissioned by Lilith Performance Studio, Malmo, 2017
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