by / January 5th, 2017 /

Video Premiere: Jenny Hval – The Great Undressing

Having released one of the albums of 2016 in Blood Bitch, it’s fair to say that Jenny Hval has enough Grade A material to keep her going for a while, as evidenced by her latest video for ‘The Great Undressing’, as well as the fact that she’ll be going on a big ‘ol tour. A distinctly NSFW visual escapade, ‘The Great Undressing’ serves to question the perception of sexuality, normality, and femininity.

Make of it what you will, but it’s worth reading what the video’s director Marie Kristiansen has to say:

“I don’t want to overcomplicate the message; it’s my opinion that the audience should interpret this film as it suits them.  I will, however, tell you what inspired me to make the film. From an intellectual point of view I was intrigued by what would happen if you watched a naked woman totally ignorant about her own nudity going about a normal day. Would she be perceived as a sexual object? Or would her nakedness and femininity become something ordinary and natural? I have not tried to steer the film in the direction I thought was right, it´s more of an experiment that you should be the judge of. From a spiritual point of view the film explores loneliness and isolation in a world where capitalism and blending in are the two ruling factors.”

Don’t watch it in the office, yeah?