The metaphor of the cilice as the tool for self instrumentalization can be found in its use for devotion and penance.
The cilice being a wearable object/garment mean tto produce pain or disomfort in order to repent or prove religious asceticism.

Through creating cilice-like restraints which strap and wire the wearers to a dj board and subwoofers, the performers become tools for a music performance.

The title “Death in Dade” arose from Achille Mbembe's "Necro-politics" in which he refers to a subjugated people as existing within a "death world". This death world acts as a space between life and death where death is only avoided through becoming a resource and producing labor. The "Death in Dade" also plays on the "305 till I die" phrase declared by Miami locals.