My favorite song (according to my mood right now – the whole thing is amazing) from the upcoming Jenny Hval album The Practice Of Love is out NOW with a great video as always from Hval’s frequent collaborator Zia Anger (+starring Anger’s mom!). The video even references the pair’s collaborations and their content they “produce and reproduce” together – the duo says 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.”
— Zia Anger and Jenny Hval
You may recognize Anger’s name from her videos for Zola Jesus, Maggie Rogers, Angel Olsen and Mitski, or her work as a dancer with Jenny Hval on her Blood Bitch tour.
The Practice of Love is out THIS FRIDAY (9/13) via Sacred Bones!