We honestly could not be more excited about this. Arca and Jesse Kanda are collaborating on a film project called Trauma, and the duo have just dropped a taster of the whole thing with the release of its first scene.
Scene 1 was first shown at MoMA at the end of 2013. According to Arca, the project "follows a nonlinear narrative about the death of a salaryman, a drunk driving infant and takes place within a subconscious world. Scene 1 depicts a trio of disfigured children locked in synchronised dance, celebrating their inner and outer beauty in the limelight."
The duo say that the film project is ongoing. They envision it as a visualisation of Arca's critically acclaimed &&&&&mixtape and his future work – so expect more from Arca and Kanda later this year. The full film will be shown in select galleries throughout the world over the next year.
&&&&& was one of the best things that touched 2013: a truly original, beautiful and alien release that was impossible to stop listening to. So strap yourself in and watch those babies dance.