Dust La Rock, Fools Gold partner/Art Director, a good dude whom we have been following for ages (knuckleduster.net yall!) heads to the West Coast for Joking Victim, a very special gallery show at HVW8 in Los Angeles. RSVP for the opening reception on Thursday, 4/14 from 7-10pm, featuring music by Fools Gold producers and Jokers Of The Scene. Acting as artist and muse, the Toronto duo’s moody, experimental single of the same name inspired the title of La Rock’s exhibit, and their music also serves as a soundtrack to “The Ritual.” An exclusive 7” vinyl single, featuring a new JOTS version of Joking Victim along with a remix by Vin Sol, will be available for purchase at the opening.
Organizers call Joking Victim, "an intimate, stark exploration into the themes of pain versus pleasure, free will versus destiny, fetishism, the occult and mortality." The show's collaborative and mixed-media, consisting of works on paper, photographs, and a short film in which La Rock teamed with a team, including photographers Angela Boatwright, Kareem Black and tattoo artist JK5, to help bring his vision to life. See some work from the show and the all the event details, below.
JV Girl. Ink, blood & urine on paper.
JV Aprons. Shot by Angela Boatwright featuring JK5 and Dust La Rock. 1 of a 5 photo story Angela shot called “Skin Canvas”.
JV Ritual. A screen capture of the second part of the short film Kareem Black and Dust created featuring a magick ritual and a dominatrix.