Through further exploring these class relationships and the struggle of the laborer as well as the iconography of wealth, the "Death in Dade" series eventually came about.
I also wanted to return to the physical restraints present in the "Constriction Suits" which culminated in the Idea of the "cilice".
Typically the cilice is a device for self harm worn by Catholics in order to repent and become "closer to god". This sparked a world building in my practice of self-limiting working class people believing that self-instrumentalization will allow for an ascension into an "owning class". A dark metaphor for blue collar labor.
With recently gained knowledge of wiring as well as DJing I began exploring the relationship of music to the "instrumentalized" worker and literally wired and strapped the cilice wearers into subwoofers, speakers, computers, and amplifiers. The performance then consists of one performer playing music through the other performers turned props.
The title 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" is the existence of the death world for immigrant laborers in Miami Dade County. It also plays on the "305 till I die" phrase stated by Miami locals.