FKA twigs has shared a brand new brief movie – watch ‘We Are The Womxn’ beneath.
Created as a part of with WeTransfer’s WePresent sequence, the movie explores “the dynamic healing of womxn of colour,” following twigs to her 2019 efficiency on the Afropunk Pageant in Atlanta.
Directed by Ivar Wigan, the movie paperwork the Afropunk set, after which travels to Blue Flame, a infamous Atlanta landmark and town’s first Black strip membership.
“I’m actually pretty shy but I felt so encouraged to dance and enjoy my body by all the amazing womxn who came together,” twigs says of her expertise of capturing the movie.
“I notably bonded with one dancer at Blue Flame [named] Kharisma. She had such vibrant vitality and at first of the evening she referred to as the opposite women on to the stage to be admired and supported of their expression.
“My experience at the Blue Flame solidified that, although historically womxn are often pitched against each other for their looks or their assets by the patriarchy, when left to our own devices we are incredibly nurturing and healing for each other.”
Discussing her cause for holding the second a part of her “all-female and femme sacred moon dance” on the Blue Flame, twigs explains that she needed to “honour the heritage of pole dancing, and “to create a matriarchal dominance in a space that’s usually filled with, and run by, male energy”.
The brand new movie marks the top of the marketing campaign for FKA twigs’ second album, 2019’s ‘Magdalene’.
Giving the album a five-star assessment, NME wrote: “Tahliah Barnett’s been to tabloid hell and back and experienced gruelling ill-health, all of which is explored on her huge, panoramic second album.”
twigs carried out album standout ‘Cellophane’ on the NME Awards 2020 at London’s Brixton Academy again in February. She has since mentioned that she “might make a mixtape” to follow-up ‘Magdalene’.