The Knife – “A Tooth For An Eye” Video

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The Knife’s first video from their forthcoming Shaking The Habitual took heteronormative attitudes and attire and turned them inside out. As of today, that sort of radical stance on gender-based thought is a recurring theme in the Knife’s Shaking videos: “A Tooth For An Eye,” directed by Roxy Farhat and Kakan Hermansson, focuses on a bunch of macho/lithe dudes in a dance class, being schooled by a lip-syncing, cornrowed girl. She’s their referee, their beacon, their Karin. By the Knife’s statement, “‘A Tooth For An Eye’ deconstructs images of maleness, power and leadership.” Today’s Deconstructing:


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