Friday, February 26, 2010
Fever Ray and Blackface
Okay, so where does avant garde expression end and racism begin?
My attempt to ignore school work was abruptly interrupted by small children doing blackface in Fever Ray's "Stranger than Kindness" music video.
Apparently Fever Ray's Karin Elisabeth Dreijer Andersson thinks its artistic to have young children wear Blackface! This post-racism-Obama-emancipated-culture seem to believe wearing blackface is no longer offensive and problematic, but instead an artistic expression that can be 'creepy' and 'cool'.
Most of Andersson's solo project has embodied the dark-weird-tribal-pop style, she likes to call black-metal-folk. (how very hipster of her to mash all those unrelated genres together) Up until now i have been a huge admirer of her work, but this video's pointless-laser-happy-racism is just annoying and super problematic! I've had enough of this shit! This apathy and post-racist culture of eerily beautiful hipsters works to perpetuate a culture of racist blackface ignorance. Seriously people, school yourself and decolonize your minds!