IT DOESN’T GET MUCH MORE METAL THAN PLAYING INSIDE A STEEL BOX
Literally, inside a steel box — with no ventilation at all. That’s what French tech-death masters Gorod (over whom we’ve gushed many times on these pages) are doing at Evento 2009, a 2-day art event taking place in Bordeaux, France on October 18th and 19th. Reports Ballsinmouth:
Gorod will perform inside Portuguese artist João Onofre’s “Box Sized Die” installation, a soundproof, steel-walled cube, an homage to Tony Smith’s DIE, an icon of American sculpture dating from 1962. At the beginning of the performance, they will play with the door open (normal concert volume level). Then the door will be shut and nothing more will be heard outside. As the cube has no ventilation, the concert will last at most 14 minutes, after which the exhausted band will open the door again.
That’s pretty awesome, but also kind of petrifying. The picture you see above is of the band Darkmoon performing inside the very same box at last year’s event; I’d be scared as fuck of dying of asphyxiation inside a box that size, whatwith 4 other dudes fighting for the same oxygen as I am for 14 fucking minutes. Although, if things go awry, we’d end up with fodder for the most metal death ever; THAT would be performance art.