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Jenny Hval Shares Moving Visuals For 'Accident'

Jenny Hval Shares Moving Visuals For 'Accident'

A.K. / Tuesday 10th September, 2019 12:27PM

Norwegian folk / electronic experimentalist Jenny Hval has melded minds with New York filmmaker Zia Anger on the moving visuals for 'Accident', the latest offering from Hval's soon-to-be-released album The Practice Of Love. The director’s mother Barbara Anger is the vessel for the story Hval and Anger tell about collaboration and fruitless labour, using the metaphor of a motherhood and "the pairing of production and reproduction" to express the idea of payment creating value. The artists shared a joint statement about the video...

"With the release of this video we planned on publishing a dialogue between the two of us. Something that spoke about the kind of work we are doing, and that also referenced the theme of the video - the pairing of production and reproduction.

It’s a given that the product of some artistic work is worthless. You are therefore expected to “mother” it instead of working and being compensated for it. And sometimes this is the best kind of work. Because it doesn’t feel valuable. Because not everybody will like it, or understand it. Because it won’t immediately be sucked up into the capitalist scroll. It has time and space to be conceived of, to sit in utero, to be birthed, to have its umbilical cord cut, and to live, to breathe.

The same is true of our collaboration. We are both seen and heard by each other, and often validated by our responses to each other. However big (with a video) or small (with an email.) Our collaboration validates each other’s right to breathe, to live, to speak. It's the closest we get to magic.

This dialogue however, felt rushed. We will publish it at a later date. Until then."

Check out some of the best miming of 2019 in Zia Anger’s visuals for 'Accident'…

Jenny Hval’s album 'The Practice Of Love' is out Friday 13th September via Sacred Bones Records.


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