Published Mar 08, 2013On April 8, beloved electronic duo the Knife will release their Shaking the Habitual album via Brille/Mute. Now we get another taste of the release with a video for "A Tooth for an Eye."
The four-and-a-half-minute video was directed by Roxy Farhat and Kakan Hermansson. Rather than explain it ourselves, here's the full artist statement from the band themselves:
'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.
Check out the video for "A Tooth for an Eye" below.