OFFERING By Terence Hannum
In the shadows, in the basement hollows, in the darkest spaces where music exists on a periphery forged by remaining out of the spotlight, a secular congregation remains prostrate before blackened shrines of amplifiers - fingers in their ears, swaying in the full deluge of possession.
Music and religion communicate on many planes in my own work. Music is put to use, or strictly and selectively prohibited, in religious practices. Secular music has its own holy days, rituals, relics and divisions between the sacred and profane. These observances are even more defined within the music generated and celebrated by subcultures. It is this periphery of the living cult that I am interested in reflexively and poetically documenting to translate through painting, drawing and video installation; a frame for analyzing how ritual sublimates chaos even on the most outer fringe of the sonic spectrum.
Images in this gallery used with permission of Terence Hannum.
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