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A Tooth For An Eye
Roxy Farhat

‘A Tooth For An Eye’ deconstructs images of maleness, power and leadership.Who are the people we trust as our leaders and why? What do we have tolearn from those we consider inferior? In a sport setting where one wouldtraditionally consider a group of men as powerful and in charge, anunexpected leader emerges. A child enters and allows the men to let go oftheir hierarchies, machismo and fear of intimacy, as they follow her into adance. Their lack of expertise and vulnerability shines through as theyperform the choreography. Amateurs and skilled dancers alike express joyand a sense of freedom; There is no prestige in their performance. The childis powerful, tough and sweet all at once, roaring “I’m telling you stories, trust me”. There is no shame in her girliness, rather she possesses knowledge that the men lost a long time ago.

Aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16:9)
Prod. format
Duration 00:04:34
Color Color
Sound Stereo
Year 2013
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About the artist

Roxy Farhat

Roxy Farhat is a Swedish artist and director. Her artistic practice includes a range of of expressions: performance, video art, music videos, film, and more, where feminism, anti-capitalism and absurdity are recurring themes.