Arca – “Thievery” Video (NSFW)

Arca’s new video for “Thievery” is an astounding piece of work, and it effectively does for twerking what Aphex Twin’s “Windowlicker” did for late-’90s rap-video excess. “Thievery” was already a dangerous song, a streaked and ominous twist on current EDM trends; it’s the first single from the avant-dance producer’s forthcoming full-length debut Xen. And the clip, from FKA twigs collaborator Jesse Kanda, is a single shot of a naked CGI woman doing ass-clapping dances. There’s nothing sexual about the video, though. The woman is bald, with an immobile death mask for a face, and the lighting is that sickly sci-fi green. The video is mesmerizing in an extremely disquieting way. It’s one of those rare occasions when you can tell a video is an absolute classic the first time you watch it. Check it out below.

Xen is out 11/4 on Mute.

UPDATE: According to Fader, Arca is also co-producing the next Björk album.