The Prodigy’s Maxim – along with the rest of his band – are better known as being big beat pioneers and purveyors of a shock aesthetic previously unknown in dance music.
Now Maxim under the guise MM has developed a multi-sensory visual arts exhibition for the INC Space in London’s Covent Garden.
Sight, sound and scent will be engaged through a series of butterfly paintings, ‘symbolic of life, death and rebirth and reincarnation’ we are reminded by organisers. MM though, sees butterflies as ‘armed’ creatures.
Between twelve and fifteen of his paintings will be on display in a room within a room, creating a cocooned approach space, where light levels and temperature are controlled and where a low frequency sound will be felt but not heard.
MM now sees everything as ‘under one umbrella: music, art, fashion – they are all about creativity.’
‘If a painting isn’t working and I’m not 100 per cent happy with the outcome – if I feel I haven’t injected any soul into it – what I do is burn it and set it free. To me it’s like putting an animal out of its misery,’ he continues.
We’ll assume that MM was blissfully unaware of what his pyromania assertions draw a parallel to and let you make your own Firestarter jokes.
The exhibition runs from 15-26 September at the I.N.C Space, Covent Garden, WC2.