This is a necessary reminder of the work ethos we're following for more than ten years. It seems some people trying to contact Metastazis are still not aware of it. So AGAIN, here it is.
METASTAZIS DOES NOT OBEY ITS CLIENTS, METASTAZIS DOES NOT CARRY OUT ITS CLIENTS’ EVERY WHIM, AND METASTAZIS DOES NOT ADD MORE BLUE WHEN THE CLIENT DOESN’T LIKE RED. METASTAZIS IS ALWAYS RIGHT, BECAUSE OUR PROCESS AS A WHOLE IS LOGICAL, BECAUSE ALL OF OUR DECISIONS ARE JUSTIFIABLE IN ACCORDANCE WITH OUR OWN CRITERIA, AND BECAUSE WE OBSERVE A COHERENCE WITHIN OUR WORK. YOU COME TO US TO SEEK OUT OUR INTERPRETATION, TO LET US SPEAK IN YOUR PLACE, DECIDE AND ACT THERE WHERE WORDS FAIL YOU. DO NOT COME LOOKING FOR A FRIENDLY DESIGNER WHO WILL ALTER THE WORK IN ANY WAY BECAUSE “THE CLIENT IS KING,” AND WITH WHOM YOU COULD “TALK THINGS OUT”: COME FOR SOMETHING WHOLE, SOMETHING YOU’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE, SOMETHING THAT YOU WILL EITHER ACCEPT OR REJECT IN ITS ENTIRETY.
WE ABHOR CRITICISM FROM THOSE NOT IN A POSITION TO CRITICIZE, AND TO THE PLEBEIAN WHO SAYS WE “NEED TO ACCEPT CRITICISM”, WE RESPOND “NOT WHEN IT’S LUDICROUS.” WE CAN DISCUSS AT LENGTH, EXPLAIN THE SOURCES, DEBATE THE WHY OF OUR DECISIONS; YOU HAVE AS MUCH RIGHT TO HATE OR EXTERMINATE AS YOU DO TO ADORE THE FINAL RESULT, BUT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU ATTEMPT TO MODIFY, IMPROVE, INTERFERE,
OR OVERSTEP YOUR BOUNDARIES.
Oldies but goldies, this was the very first of a happy long run of artworks I designed for #Ulver , back in 2010, for their first tour. This band always carried a very deep and personal signification for me, either when I was listening to Bergtatt in my 1996 cave, or when I got their very last album.
I wish them long life!