Xiu Xiu - A knife in the Sun {Official Video}




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Published on Apr 8, 2014

Director / Writer / Art Direction: DIEGO BARRERA

Featuring: Michel Beauvais, Mappo Klampaiboon
Costume Design: Michel Beauvais
Film Editing: Diego Barrera, Julieta Triangular
Noh Mask by: Antonia Ruiz-Tagle
Makeup: Amanda Sommer
Bella Union Records / Polyvinyl Records

“My videos have multiple interpretations, this is just one of these:

I present two journeys, from darkness to the light of sea (from masculinity to eternal femininity), and the awns of a patriarchal society (The Religion, The Clinic and The Armed Forces), in their path to (masculinization) self-destruction .

The Alchemical Androgyne (the Hermaphrodite / Rebis), ever present character in my videos, embodies my search in the androgynization rites, in this case a rite performed by indigenous tribes where a man makes a cut in his crotch as a symbol to inhabit in a woman body, to live in the middle of two imposed sexes. A symbolic castration that I present as an invitation to “man” to reflect about his femininity.

The other character is basically my way of using the right of rebellion through art, to criticize religion which seek to control the souls, current clinic aims to control the body (based not on health but disease) and The Armed Forces as the top of a pyramid that ends up collapsed.

Videos featuring a struggle, feminism understood as a struggle, whatever the fight against laws (which have been created by men) is a feminist struggle.”

{ Exhibición en Fourth under the subway video art night, llevado a cabo en la galería Local Project Art Space y The Local NYC } New York/EEUU.
{ Sección oficial en el Festival Internacional de Video Experimental “Proceso Error”, llevado a cabo en la Universidad de Valparaíso } Valparaíso/Chile.
{ Retrospectiva de todos mis videoclips hasta la fecha en la galería “Fabrika 126” } Sofía/Bulgaria.
{ Sección oficial en el “Festival de cine experimental de Bogotá”, llevado a cabo en la Universidad Central } Bogotá/Colombia.
{ Exhibición en el Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín } Medellín/Colombia.
{ Transmitido en el Canal ARTV } Chile

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    • Xiu Xiu
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