When Girl Fights Are Set To Music

According to such reputable sources as CBS News and the Today Show, videos of girls fighting girls is kind of a thing now. (At least that’s what a few keyword-centric Google searches have led me to believe.) My interest in the topic grew (and almost immediately vanished) after watching this video by Belgium’s Cum Collective, an art group known for its street installations and gallery exhibitions of pornographic imagery, which left me wondering: What are these videos about?

The answer seems pretty clear, girl fights. But, as often is the case, I thought that I might be missing a more grand artistic theme. For example, if you watched this at an art opening, drunk on boxed wine and an assortment of free cheeses, would profound philosophical themes be more evident? Would the obvious social commentary (i.e., America’s obsession with violence! Feminism on the ropes!) bubble to the surface? I’m note sure. It seems like someone threaded together the footage and thought putting a remix of Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in the Name” would seal the deal. Or maybe it’s like a Choose Your Own Adventure novel, YOU Decide! TC mark

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1363230138 Michael Koh

    You don't see that everyday…

  • sticks

    certainly nothing artistic about that

  • Mmeng84

    Seems like a lame art group attempting to be relevant. I couldn't even find an artist statement on their website. Anyways, I like watching girl fights. My very favourite is Japanese Women's pro wrestling. I think because most of the fans are women, they aren't super sexualized and it's women's wrestling for women fans. But their's something really fucked up about this. Like, their's something okay about professional fights, and the more hardcore, the better. But watching people hurt eachother for the sake of hurting eachother is disturbing. How much violence do these women experience in their lives if this is what they're doing? Somehow professional women fighting seems like a acceptable expression of autonomy and sport, but street fighting reflects a really unhealthy lifestyle.

  • http://twitter.com/godworm Nicholas Cox

    I sure wish i could unhear that remix of RATM

  • ghostboy2112

    Belgium! Belgium! Belgium! :)

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