Matt Scobey and Joshua Wills, two Denver-based artists, have teamed up on a collaboration that is one part visual stimulus, one part installation, and one part commerce by design. Licking Eyeballs & Loving it will explore the boundaries of life on the fringe, love of rebellion, the art of repetition and the romance of the hustle. The exhibition opens October 15, 2010 at Pawnworks in Chicago.
Torture Classics is a collection of music that has been used as instruments of torture by US government interrogators. It includes Top 40 hits, Metal, Hard Rock, Country and Western, TV theme-songs and commercial jingles, as well as original “mash-ups” created by CIA agents, prison administrators, guards and interrogators.
According to the publishers: "Torture Music is the kind of music that’s perfect for sitting in the Afghan or Iraqi Desert, sharing a prisoner for a night, or relaxing in a military barrack or a CIA black site in some godforsaken country on a lazy afternoon. It's music that just makes you feel free and drives others crazy."
Upon first glance, Torture Clasics appears to be released by Time Life Music. On the website, you can watch streaming video demos of torture set to the selected Torture Classics tracks. Which is sort of the tip-off that Time Life ain't behind it. Upon closer inspection, you'll find it's a political-statement project by notorious e-activists/artists UBERMORGEN feat. James Powderly.
How is it that Time Life hasn't sent a cease and desist?