Passing through Metal, 2017-18 2017



To watch Channel 4 Random Act 3 minutes film of Passing through Metal in Donaufestival, Krems  5/6 May 2018

To watch Ashery’s performance Passing through Metal at Kettles Yard 18 – 22 September 2018

To watch and listen to an interview with Radio New Zealand 

To watch 5 minutes documentation of Passing through Metal, Malmo


To  listen to a  22 seconds sound clip

press  and radio reviews

Lilith Performance Studio 

Oreet Ashery

Passing through Metal

20 – 23 April

Performance dates: April 20 – 23, 2017, opening hours: 8 pm – 10 pm

Place: Lilith Performance Studio, Bragegatan 15, Malmo

No booking required. Optional entrance fee.

The audience is free to come and go as desired during opening hours.

PRESS PREVIEW: Tuesday, April 18 at 11 pm.



Death before me

Debris behind me

The end is getting closer

Will we manage?

Ronnie Källback, Pyramido, A Line in the Sand ( En linje i sanden)



Lilith Performance Studio is delighted to present Passing through Metal, a major collaboration with London-based artist Oreet Ashery. In Passing through Metal forty local knitters and the Doom / Sludge Metal band Pyramido unite in an apocalyptic metal poetry performance.

Ashery has worked with the subject of death and digital afterlife in her recent comprehensive web series entitled Revisiting Genesis (2016). In the current work Passing through Metal, in cooperation with Lilith Performance Studio, Ashery examines, in a playful, poetic and physical ways, collective insecurity and foreboding sense of the ephemeral.

For the duration of two hours audiences will be invited to pass through the sound of metallic rain produced by eighty metal knitting needles, each attached to a pick-up microphone, and occasionally interrupted by Pyramido’s heavy sonic wall of growling doom. Moving continuously through the architecture of the space, the public becomes part of the rhythm, as there is no safe spot to be found.