Ugly Yelp, 2000, 
4 min 21 s, colour, sound
Courtesy of the artist

Ugly Yelp, by the Swiss photographer and video-artist Olaf Breuning, is a video that mixes the aesthetic of the horror film made popular by films like The Blair Witch Project with characters that seem to
have been taken from some freaked-out Scandinavian black metal band. The parodic nature of this mixture does nothing to lessen the threatening potential of the video, which presents scenes of self- destructive behaviour and wanton violence taken as entertainment by some adolescents.

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