Una Hamilton Helle

Copyright 2010-21

Studs! Hell Bent for Leather
Video, 19:37mins, 2019

Commissioned by New Art Gallery Walsall and Home of Metal, a social history project which looks at the origins of Heavy Metal in the Midlands. Exhibited as part of Alan Kane’s 4 Bed Detached Home of Metal, New Art Gallery Walsall, 22 June - 1 September 2019

The video essay performs a psychogeographical reading of the post-industrial town of Walsall, UK, drawing links between the town’s historic leather trade, local heavy metal pioneers Judas Priest and queer leather culture.

With special thanks to all the fans and locals interviewed in the film, as well as the Walsall Leather Museum and UK Leather & Fetish Archives, Bishopsgate Institute.

Watch the film here.

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