Published May 30, 2019Abbotsford-based performer Kristin Witko has been working on her craft since 2012, and her hard work has culminated in the new album Zone of Exclusion. Ahead of its arrival, you can watch her new video for the record's "I'd Rather It Be with You."
The clip — which was directed by Witko and Mitch Huttema — sees the singer dragged through a bleak hallway by a red lasso. There are closed captions attempting to contextualize the whole things as it gets weirder and weirder.
The video, as with Witko's whole artistic practice, pairs thoughtful pop music with performance art. As explained in a press release, the question she's attempting to answer with her work is, "Can a person — especially a mature person, especially a working person, especially a woman, especially a queer woman — create a sense of belonging on the earth by publicly manifesting what is alien about themselves?"
Watch the video for "I'd Rather It Be with You" below.
Zone of Exclusion arrives on June 28 via Kingfisher Bluez and can be pre-ordered over here.
Zone of Exclusion:
1. Misery Loves Company
2. I'd Rather It Be With You
3. How Am I Feeling?
4. Never Thought It Could Be That Sweet
5. Cold Reader
7. This Is For Free
8. That's My Name
9. Safe Harbour
10. (Zone of Exclusion)