Creating artwork for Iudicium, a track by Hands of Ruin, Colin Z. Robertson’s one-man project (www.handsofruin.com) is a visual response to martial industrial music, whose abstract form makes it impossible to give a straightforward interpretation. It is also a meeting of two artists fascinated by the kind of art which, on one hand, touches the dark side of life in a disturbing way, and on the other – enchants its recipient with the beauty of form. For me Iudicium is a dramatic portrait of a human as a mortal creature, defenceless against the law of nature. His birth, life and departure is watched by a group of witnesses, insensitive to the repetitive process. The hands are a symbol of an anonymous force which gives life and takes it away, lifts us up to the sky and pushes us into the abyss of annihilation.