It's not nearly as odd as the video he directed for Sonic Youth's "Sunday" back in 1998 with Macaulay Culkin, but like everything else the enigmatic Harmony Korine creates, you can spend the next several hours discussing just what the f*** he was trying to say with his new video for Cat Power and her song "Living Proof." The video seems to center on a foot race between Cat, carrying a cross on her back, and a group of women in traditional Muslim garb. Is he making some statement about the current state of religious discourse in the country? Or about the role of women in society? Maybe it's a very subtle reference to Wisconsin dairy farmers? I'm sure I have no idea, but it's fun to watch. The song's not too shabby, either.
[via Filmmaker Magazine Blog]