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My current video obsession

2010 December 11

I first saw this video by Swedish singer Lykke Li when Bitch Magazine‘s “bsides” blog featured it recently. Given my fondness for all things Swedish, I probably would have watched sooner or later, but blogger Kelsey Wallace aroused my curiosity when she described part of Li’s outfit as “what appears to be a fashion-forward vagina dentata.”

The video somehow manages to be both disturbing (intimations of violence) and exhilarating (those drums!). I’d describe the visual style as something that Kenneth Anger and Maya Deren might come up with if they were making a mash-up of Beach Blanket Bingo and Tarzan together.

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