Why are creatives constantly pressured to promote and commercialise their work?
Why can't we create for the sake of creating?
Our film crew will be using Black metal as a case study for how modern artists have strayed away from the capitalist, commercialised music industry that it is today.
Black metal is a nihilistic and angry response to the commercial success of death metal. A clique of teenagers started vandalising chains of American franchises that had recently opened, rebelling against globalisation. They were tired of listening to over-produced, over-commercialised, polished death metal made by skaters and started making the most inaccessible music possible. With terrible production quality, ambient sound design, and purposefully unintelligible logos, to ward off those who “don’t get it.”
It begs the question; do these artists make their art so purposefully inaccessible? What is it about modern culture that black metal wants to keep out? Are only certain personality types capable of this?
We will be using the funds to cover equipment & transportation costs, as well as using the funds to capture a black metal band cinematically!
Help us explore the history of black metal and reveal its true nature and purpose of what black metal means.