Moving Image

Waxchick Film

The WAX video engages a form of dialogue in a powerfully subversive and visually direct tone. Fusing existing popular song lyrics with sexualised imagery, the result is a sensation of unease, caution and dark familiarity. Created by the juxtaposition of ‘available’, (vulnerable/sexualised imagery and gestures) against the masculine tone of the song lyrics (which reflect the ‘male’ voice of the video) - a poignant, driven undercurrent becomes apparent. The featured lyrics are taken directly from real, existing songs from contemporary and early 20th Century pop-music; including famous artists such as John Lennon, Black Flag, Def Leppard, Madonna, Slayer, Weezer, Nickelback and many others. These lyrics portray an array of dominating voices taken from different genres, times and trends - what they have in common is the strength of the words in relation to their force on women, and the popularity of the songs in pop culture.

Vasilisa Forbes 2018