UK Turner Prize nominee Mark Titchner has cited the early work of hardcore metallers Napalm Death as an inspiration. Metal is often criticised as inspiring only negativity, but Titchner's installations invite people to embrace art with all their senses and interact with the environment he's created. His installations challenge the casual observer to reconsider their traditional views of science and our obedience to authority.

Titchner sees a resemblance between his work and that of the band, while Napalm Death's Nicholas Bullen agrees:
"I think in the work that I've made in the past in terms of music, we've always tried to be very dense, to distil, to compress sound into sudden bursts and forward movements, to try and move towards what we would perceive as the future, and I think Mark does that in the sense of, his work, whilst never stating a utopian vision, always hints at that and hints at a sense of joy of being alive."

You can find out more about Titchner's work and listen to Bullen's interview about it here.

Meanwhile you can find your own inspiration in a 20th anniversary re-release of Napalm Death's debut 'Scum', which will be released early next Spring along with a DVD documentary about the filming of the album.