Mata Noise gallery and Art/Noise are pleased to present “Why I Use My Body”, the first Los Angeles solo showing of artist Jane “Pain” Chardiet. 

“A photo series that explores self-inflicted corporeal punishment as a response to trauma.”

Using female models, Jane Chardiet set out to capture self-harming behaviors that have burdened her own life as well as the lives of her models in 35MM film. The photos exhibited are part one of Chardiet’s series which will culminate in the anthology “Why I Use My Body” published next year by Dark Chart Publications. Jane Pain’s work reflects on the use of the body in art and music and closely reflects on her own performances under monikers The Waitress  and Appetite

“Why I Use My Body” will feature live sets by performers who have a history of mixing performance with noise:  Appetite (noise duo featuring Jane Chardiet), Timeghost (Providence RI based biomechanical industrial noise), Saran Man (New York) and Nephila (Shannon Kennedy, Los Angeles)

Art//Noise is an ongoing a series of performances and installations pairing visual work with extreme underground music. “Why I Use My Body” its the sixth episode.

Jane “Pain” Chardiet lives and works in New York City.


If you can not make it to the show, I also have a new zine for sale here .


Wolf Eyes playing a surprise set at the Lamb Skin/ Sagan Youth Boys show that I booked at Acheron.
Customized box at Warthog/Pharmakon/Hoax show
“Varmakon”: Var/ Pharmakon collaboration for their record release show
Russian Tsarlag setting fire to my plastic beer bag at the Ho_se
Sparse stage dive situation at Fitness center for Arts and Tactics
Sonya and Emma in Montreal
The nice lady at Enla Photo who develops my photos for me
Disturbing tree
Secret Boyfriend
Chealsea and her choker: “Fuck forever” “Sex Maniac”
Puce Mary at Sacred Bones at a Northside showcase
Pineapple door stop and stems
Her against a woodland wallpaper
Nick beating Fizz with a belt
Narwhalz of Sound flipping over his gear table
Two babes eating ice cream cake topped with Psilocybin mushrooms
Miles with my Hello Kitty umbrella in the backyard
The drummer of Medicine with a girl backstage when before he told me he collaborated with Whitehouse
DJ Dog Dick swinging from the rafters with his legs around Mike
Chris Hansell and Margaret Chardiet with a hot dog on the fourth of July
Margaret after I tattooed my name on her arm
Jesse Riggins with a peach and an alien and New York City
Jess Poplawski from Survival
Hoax record release show
Griffin and his RV
Lamb Skin as a gothik baby princess with angel wings
Fertile Myrle
Fizz post whipping
Fizz and his sweatpants
Danny during his bartending shift
Crazy Jim from Wolf Eyes
Cities Aviv double exposure
Chris and Sully eating ice cream
Chris and Mac DeMarco
My altar
Ciarra at a Bunker Party at a Chinese Buffet in Ridgewood