Una Hamilton Helle
Studs! Hell Bent for Leather
Video, 19:37mins, 2019
Currently in Alan Kane’s 4 Bed Detached Home of Metal, 22 June - 1 September 2019, New Art Gallery Walsall
The video performs a psychogeographical reading into the links between the historic leather trade in Walsall, local band Judas Priest, who introduced the leather look to heavy metal, and queer leather culture.
Archival material provided by the Leather Museum, Walsall, The UK Leather and Fetish Archive at the Bishopsgate Institute, Satyrs Motorcycle Club/Satyrs Archives, MACE, the Wolverhampton history and Heritage website and more.
Thanks to all the fans and locals who were willing to be interviewed for the film.