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RENEGADES

28/11/2011

SOUTH AFRICA |

Renegades is a landmark exhibition by Frank Marshall, representing a decisive outcropping of a Heavy Metal subculture in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Marshall‘s portraits offer a tentative and considered vision of this subculture in Botswana; historically adverse in reaction to the occidental genre, making Marshall‘s subjects somewhat of an anomaly.

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In this way, Marshall aptly dubs his subjects Renegades, tentatively situating himself as a mediator chronicling “visions” of rebellious individuals who form part of an ulterior, emergent rootedness where traditional identities and political histories in Botswana are subverted.

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Heavy Metal audiences have traditionally been Caucasian, Patriarchal, and Eurocentric, making Marshall‘s portraits parodies of heavy metal lore envisaging the multiple polarities of the subculture’s social strata.

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Renegades is thus a sociological case study of an underground minority rebelling against the status quo, redrawing the borders of both Heavy Metal and orthodox culture in Botswana.

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