Jenny Hval
“The Great Undressing” (NSFW)

Soooo, yeah: Jenny Hval’s 2016 album Blood Bitch wasn’t exactly the worst thing to come along last year.

But that doesn’t mean Hval’s about to slouch a damn inch in 2017. Not only has she already announced more Blood Bitch tour dates, but she’s also just unveiled one of those good ol’ fashioned and very satisfyingly-NSFW videos for album track “The Great Undressing.”

“I don’t want to overcomplicate the message; it’s my opinion that the audience should interpret this film as it suits them,” says the clip’s director Marie Kristiansen:

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.

I did mention that it’s NSFW, right? (You’re totally at work right now, aren’t you?)

Fuck it.

Jenny Hval tour dates:

01.14.17 - Freiburg, DE - Art’s Birthday @ e-Werk
02.02.17 - Berlin, DE - CTM Festival @ HAU 1
02.04.17 - Munich, DE - Ritournelle Festival
02.10.17 - Tokyo, Japan - Vacant (Pollution City – Ultima)
02.13.17 - Tokyo, Japan - Astro Hall
02.28.17 - London, UK - Rich Mix w/ Virginia Wing
03.03.17 - Graz, AT - Elevate Festival
03.04.17 - Budapest, HU - Trafo (Electrify Series)
03.11.17 - Marfa, TX - Marfa Myths
03.29.17 - Austin, TX - Barracuda
03.30.17 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
03.31.17 - Madison, WI - The Sett (University of Wisconsin)
04.26.17 - Bratislava, SK - A4
04.29.17 -Braga, PT - Gnration
04.30.17 - Lisbon, PT Biennial of Contemporary Arts - Lux Frágil
06.29.17 - Sat. July 1 – Roskilde, DK - Roskilde Festival
08.11.17 - Sat. 12 – Oslo, NO - Øya Festival
08.13.17 - Helsinki, FI - Flow Festival

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