I chose to represent Michael Jackson's song "Beat it" which is about gang violence.
Gang culture is a problem in the UK, with increasingly young people joining gangs, once someone is a member of a gang it can be extremely difficult for them to leave. Loyalty within a gang is so strong that members thought to have been disloyal are at risk of violence or even being killed.
"You're playing with your life this ain't no truth or dare." - lyrics from the song
I chose to use tennis balls beaten into a fence to represent the difficulty of leaving a culture that sucks in the very young and won't let them go. For some children growing up on deprived estates the gang can become the family. The tennis balls represent these youths or someone getting caught in a gang, at that point of being on the verge of the violence, crime and drugs. Caught in the middle, stuck in the fence.