The Brvtalist is pleased to premiere a new video from Malocculsion. The Oakland-based sound, visual and performance artist explores the relationships of sound, the body and the exterior space in which they exist, psychosis, mortality, the prison system and the omnipresent entropic trap door of life. "Wormfood" is a powerful selection off the recently released compilation, Sacred Spells (Pyschic Eye), which brings together some great artists operating in the dark wave and experimental electronic realms from the Bay Area and beyond. In addition, all proceeds from this release benefit benefit TGI Justice Project, a group of transgender, gender variant and intersex people—inside and outside of prisons, jails and detention centers—creating a united family in the struggle for survival and freedom.
“Wormfood” is both a sonic and visual assault, fueled by social and political aggression, using DIY electronics to deliver a poignant message. Read a statement from the artist below.
Visually, "Wormfood" utilizes analog and digital footage, video synths, stop motion animation, illustrations, as well as found and original footage to tell the story of once non-violent prison inmates being freed in a dream and burning the prison down in protest for their own liberation through various stages of chaos and destruction enacted against a violent, racist, oppressive institution. "Wormfood" explores the horror within Oppressive institutions and magnifies it through a high intensity amalgamation of sound and images."
Although the sound and images can be construed as "Violent" and overwhelming, they represent the highly chaotic, and oppressive situations that inmates, especially transgender, non binary and intersex folks have to face every day and I wanted to represent that in as an intense of a way as possible , as well as demonstrate that the only liberation in many cases incarcerated folks will receive is through abolition, hence the fire and destruction.
Sacred Spells is a very important compilation as it helps shine a light on the many oppressive tactics of the prison industrial complex and the danger that many trans, non binary, queer and intersex people suffer at the oppressive hands of the system through abuse, wrongful incarceration general ignorance and racism and sexism of the prison industrial complex. I am thrilled to contribute my track to the effort to help raise money for the TGI Justice Project through this track and video.
Sacred Spells is out now and you can order it through Psychic Eye here.