This is the left half of Monet Clark's new performance/video diptych GRATEFUL-ACIDPUNK-EDELIC, a performance/video piece in reverence of the Psychedelic to Acid Punk subcultural evolution of San Francisco.
GRATEFUL-ACIDPUNK-EDELIC references how San Francisco's transmutative Psychedelic subculture and alchemical unbridled creativity has impacted culture at large. Examples include the expansive vision of Grateful Dead lyricist John Perry Barlow's influence on the digital social world, and the deconstruction of Rock n' Roll by the late 70's avant-garde band Chrome, who coined the genre 'Industrial' aka Acid Punk, and whose guitarist Helios Creed exploded the possibilities of what rock guitar could sound like, an influence linage still heard on radio waves today.
GRATEFUL-ACIDPUNK-EDELIC is an homage to freedom, intrinsically part of the Bay Area's landscape and how vital it is to the advancement of culture.
This piece is the next installation of Clark's semi-autobiographical "Look Book" series, where she uses the visual language of the fashion world to depict iconic subcultural characterizations.
Monet Clark – Concept, Performance, Editing
David Lawrence – Post-production, Editing, Background design, Effects and compositing, Sound mixing