Saturday, March 9, 2013

The Knife - A Tooth For An Eye

Releasing their new album Shaking The Habitual April 9th, The Knife has released yet another music video that is setting new boundaries for both the music and art world. While The Knife delivers music that quite frankly doesn't appeal to everyone because of it's obvious originality and unique sound (though I'm a fan to say the least), one thing is for certain and it's that their videos always get the attention they deserve. The Knife explains the concept behind the video:
“A Tooth For An Eye” deconstructs images of maleness, power and leadership. Who are the people we trust as our leaders and why? What do we have to learn from those we consider inferior? In a sport setting where one would traditionally consider a group of men as powerful and in charge, an unexpected leader emerges. A child enters and allows the men to let go of their hierarchies, machismo and fear of intimacy, as they follow her into a dance. Their lack of expertise and vulnerability shines through as they perform the choreography. Amateurs and skilled dancers alike express joy and a sense of freedom; There is no prestige in their performance. The child is powerful, tough and sweet all at once, roaring “I’m telling you stories, trust me”. There is no shame in her girliness, rather she possesses knowledge that the men lost a long time ago. 

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