SCREAM IF YOU WANNA GO FASTER
Part erotic lyric video, part theme park from hell. Debunking the white middle class American amusement park, this work of both hyperreal and hyper-satured text, animation and sound soon transforms it into a place of nightmares.
“Churning through queasily rendered 3D graphics, Ben Parson’s Scream If You Wanna Go Faster is a downward plummet of excess and gay desire. Taking the form of a lyric video, its text hinting at deeper trauma, Parson’s film encapsulates the Dantesque horror of online expression. As visually and sonically overwhelming as it is, no element here is left to chance: Parsons meticulously choreographs an online nightmare where information and truth are fractured, and the sound of applause could just as much herald your own downfall.”
— Tom Grimshaw