2013 – Single channel video – duration 9 minutes 25 seconds
David Haines’ work encompasses painting, drawing and video based on images drawn from the internet. He explores digital habits, behaviours and identities in online communities and on dating platforms. David Haines’ mesmerizing video Dereviled is made from smartphone footage depicting people being ‘cured’ of their homosexual ‘disease’ at American evangelical church services, a disturbing look at attempts to purge congregations of homosexuality. Haines reversed the footage and took the subsequent phonetic reversal as the basis the soundtrack. Phonetic reversal has long been the subject of debate, particularly within the Christian church where subliminal messaging is germane to Satanism. Haines politicizes the situation by undermining the ritual, using the reversed text as lyrics for a club anthem and inserting his own subliminal messages.
Courtesy of the artist & Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam
David Haines― Artist
David Haines (1969) is a British/Dutch artist based in Amsterdam. He studied at Camberwell School of Art (UK) and The Rijksakademie (NL). He works mainly with drawing, painting and video. Publications in which his work is featured include Vitamin D2 (Phaidon), “Drawing People” by Roger Malbert (Thames and Hudson) and ”Interdisciplinary Encounters – Hidden and Visible Explorations of the work of Adrian Rifkin” (I.B.Tauris). He has had solo exhibitions at Upstream Gallery (NL), Luisa Strina Gallery (BR), Art Basel (HK) and The Armory Show (US) and has participated in group exhibitions at the Stedelijk Museum (NL), Turner Contemporary (UK), Fruitmarket Gallery (SCT), De Appel Amsterdam, MIMA (UK), The Eye Film Museum (NL), The Bluecoat (UK), New Art Space (NL), Kunsthal Rotterdam (DK). He was awarded the Refresh Irinox Prize at the Disegni section of Artissima Turin (2017) and the Jeanne Oosting Prize (2012).