Today, Swedish electronic music duo The Knife premiere “Full of Fire”, a track off their upcoming album Shaking the Habitual. The video for the song is a new short film by Marit Östberg, the Stockholm and Berlin based filmmaker whose works are known for their feminist leanings. Östberg’s films tend to focus on queer bodies and sexualities with an unblinking eye, and “Full of Fire” is no exception.
“The film ‘Full Of Fire’ started to grow as an embryo in the song's lines ‘Who looks after my story’,” says Östberg. “Who takes care of our stories when the big history, written by straight rich white men, erase the complexity of human´s lives, desires and conditions? The film ‘Full Of Fire’ consists of a network of fates, fears, cravings, longings, losses, and promises. Fates that at first sight seem isolated from each other, but if we pay attention, we can see that everything essentially moves into each other. Our lives are intertwined and our eyes on each other, our sounds and smells, mean something. Our actions create reality, we create each other. We are never faceless, not even in the most grey anonymous streets of the city. We will never stop being responsible, being extensions, of one another. We will never stop longing for each other, and for something else.”
The film features striking images of sexuality in public spaces, inversions of gender roles, and a grand casting off of gendered stereotypes. Check it out below: