Wednesday, July 2, 2014

"Metal Band to Play In a Box Until They Run Out of Oxygen"

Posted by on Wed, Jul 2, 2014 at 7:00 AM

This almost sounds like the best-worst idea I've heard in a long time.

As part of an art installation by Portuguese artist João Onofre, the UK death metal band Unfathomable Ruination will be playing in an airtight, soundproofed box until they can play in that airtight, soundproofed box no more.

Onofre's box has been on tour in Europe and Japan and in each stop, a local "Death Metal band" is invited to play inside. I guess the assumption is the heaviness of the band will translate into the box vibrating? As for the oxygen depletion... uh, no idea. Maybe Onofre equates death metal with "extreme" culture and thusly he's push some biological/physical boundaries by erecting biological/physical boundaries? This installation is happening in London "outside the Gherkin at 6 pm from 7/3 to 8/1."

 

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This is exactly how I'd want to watch a death metal band. With them locked inside a soundproofed box. Watching them play until they pass out sounds fun but I doubt it will work like that. They'll start by getting confused, then headaches then they'll probably just have to sit down and stop playing but I seriously doubt they'd ever get to the point of passing out.
Posted by Root on July 2, 2014 at 7:15 AM · Report this
Posted by Urgutha Forka on July 2, 2014 at 7:52 AM · Report this
fletc3her 3
Doesn't anyone just paint nice pictures any more? A nice seascape or a bowl of fruit.
Posted by fletc3her on July 2, 2014 at 7:58 AM · Report this
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They'd pass out from excess carbon dioxide exposure before they run out of oxygen. Their rescuers might have enough time to get them out and revive them. If that's the plan...
Posted by Moby on July 2, 2014 at 8:39 AM · Report this
john t 5
The Work of Art in the Age of Internet Clicks
Posted by john t on July 2, 2014 at 8:53 AM · Report this
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Add the option to name your own band and this would be Kickstarter gold.
Posted by Aleyn on July 2, 2014 at 9:08 AM · Report this
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I'm the band in the box.
Posted by Valentein on July 2, 2014 at 9:39 AM · Report this
ScrawnyKayaker 8
I hope these guys have better adult supervision than that idiot who thought he could be buried at a party with only a single tube to breath through.

http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/burie…

You scientifically illiterate fuckers are lucky you didn't have a dead body on your hands that time.
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on July 2, 2014 at 1:47 PM · Report this

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