Death Metal Band May Actually Play Itself to Death in the Name of Art

This week in London, a death metal band will play in an airtight, soundproof box until they run out of oxygen.  Unfathomable Ruination (good name, wot?) is part of art installation conceived by Portugal’s João Onofre called “Box Sized DIE.”

I quote:  “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.”

The first performance is set for Tuesday at 6pm outside the Gherkin.  If that works out fine, they’ll try it again at 7pm.  If they survive, there will be more shows July 4 and August 1.

Here’s the kind of stuff that they’ll be playing–not that anyone will hear it, of course.

(Via The Independent)

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