Arca and Xen Are A Match Made In Ugly/Pretty Heaven

Guess who’s back? It’s Xen and her dance moves! “Sad Bitch” is one of the most beautiful tracks on the tough cookie that is Arca‘s debut album, Xen. It’s a sort of beat-less improvisation on synths, but that doesn’t stop the Venezuelan producer’s alter ego from shaking her booty to it, even if it’s in slow motion.

In the video, once again directed by Jesse Kanda, Xen does this twerking movement slowly and repetitively with her back toward the camera. Every synth note and chord are synchronized with a little spark of red light that burns her back, leaving a blister afterwards. It’s quite nasty, actually, but it speaks volumes about Arca’s ugly/beauty aesthetics.