TANYA TAGAQ shares new video for 'Retribution'
LP out Nov 18th via Six Shooter Records. UK shows announced! "It's about feminism and Inuit women". Powerful visuals from Inuk punk Tanya Tagaq ahead of her LP release this month!
Ahead of the forthcoming album release on Nov 18th, via Six Shooter Records, Inuk punk Tanya Tagaq has shared a powerful new video for her album-titled track 'Retribution'.
Directed by Brian Johnson, the startling video Tanya Tagaq alongside fellow Inuk performer Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory.
In the words of Williamson Bathory: "For me, the 'Retribution' video is an exploration of the eccentric, the stomach lining of reality. It's about the cross-pollination of Tanya's voice and uaajeerneq—my mask work, a denial of the linear progression of past, present and future, a reminder that the earth's strength is a part of our culture. It's about feminism and Inuit women."
With previous acclaim for collaborating with Bjork and winning the Polaris Prize in 2014, Tanya Tagaq's forthcoming album Retribution is a cohesive, whole statement. Why sugarcoat it? This album is about rape: rape of women, rape of the land, rape of children, despoiling of traditional lands without consent.
The record is Tanya Tagaq's portrait of a violent world in crisis, hovering on the brink of destruction. It's a complex, exhilarating, howling protest that links lack of respect for women's rights to lack of respect for the planet, to lack of respect for Indigenous rights. It's an album about celebrating the great strength of women, it's about rejecting the toxic, militaristic outlook that's taken over the world since the rise of Western industrial capitalism, and is rapidly destroying human life support systems through climate change and pollution. In a startling lyric from the title track, she observes, "Money has spent us."
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Retribution album artwork (courtesy of Martin Wittfooth. Eschaton, Oil on canvas, 2013):
See Tanya Tagaq live:
10 Fairbanks, AK: Hering Auditorium
17 & 18 San Francisco, CA: Yerba Buena Center For The Arts
26 Ottawa, ON: National Arts Centre
20 Bruxelles BE: Recyclart
21 Diksmuide BE: 4AD
23 Leeds UK: Howard Assembly Rooms
24 London UK: Cafe Oto
26 London UK: Corsica Studios
27 North FI: Peoples Film Festival
28 Berlin DE: C T M Festival @ HAU1 Festival Opening Show
29 Berlin DE: C T M Festival @ HAU1
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