In Vinyl, Terror & Horror's second solo show at Gether Contemporary, the extensive work OFF TRACK is presented along with several new works.
OFF TRACK consists of a number of sculptures and installations, each of which plays out their story while also being a part of a larger context.
Vinyl, Terror & Horror's media include vinyl records, turntables, cut up cabinets and loud speakers in different constitutions, parquet floors, video screens and broomsticks. The elements are compounded and interacted in installations where, as a viewer, we become witness to an abstract story in which fragments of Schlager music, horror, opera and shot-up vinyls are interrupted by the loud hammering on the ceiling by the downstairs neighbour and the cracking noise as loudspeakers collide while smoke rises from a vacuum cleaner.
Vinyl, Terror & Horror's universe is like a journey into the subconscious. Here you are confronted with thoughts and situations where it is up to the viewer to interpret the abstract context of the works. They do not constitute a firmly anchored narrative, but composite fragments that, through the treatment of Vinyl, Terror & Horror, have been split up, deconstructed and reassembled again. This is especially true in their destruction and subsequent reconstruction of a vinyl record whose soundtrack after the physical change of the record has lost its previous musicality. Instead, Vinyl, Terror & Horror, with the help of an opera singer, has reinterpreted the now loudly scratching and staccato soundtrack, as opera singing and accompanying video of the singer, which at every notch in the record is pushed, thus out of and back into the groove.
The artist duo draws lines into the human mind and pursues back roads into the subconsciousness, creating a different and surprising portrait of the strange nature of man, where a constant struggle versus our perception of good and evil, the beautiful and the ugly, morality and ethics is ongoing.
Earlier this year, OFF TRACK in another version was part of the exhibition 'Anger' at Horsens Art Museum, as part of the joint project of the seven deadly sins among seven Jutland museums, as part of Århus European Capital of Culture 2017. The exhibition was a collaboration between the artists Martin Erik Andersen, Rene Schmidt and Vinyl, Terror & Horror, and presented works that went into close physical dialogue with each other.
Therefore it is the first time the OFF TRACK works can be experienced independently in this new version at Gether Contemporary in a stripped and condensed format.