Watch Divide and Dissolve Piss on Colonial Monuments

The Naarm-based experimental doom duo continue their mission to decolonise and dismantle white supremacist structures in their incredible "Resistance" video, which we're premiering today.

by Shaad D’Souza
17 May 2018, 8:42am

Photo by Jesse Mullins, garments by Haus of Hellmutti

Divide and Dissolve, fresh from a massive jaunt around the U.S., (which included showcases at SXSW and a support slot on Poliça's tour) have returned to so-called Australia to tour their sophomore record Abomination. To mark the tour announcement, the experimental doom duo made up of Takiaya Reed (on sax, guitar and live effects) and Sylvie Nehill (on drums and live effects), are today sharing the video for "Resistance," which we're premiering in full above.

The clip, filmed and edited by Anita Cummins, depicts Reed and Nehill using super soakers filled with urine to spray colonial monuments such as Captain Cook's Cottage. The clip's concept is funny, and watching Reed and Nehill gleefully desecrate these monuments of genocide is a blast, but at its core the video speaks to Divide and Dissolve's stated mission: to decolonise, dismantle white supremacist structures, and empower black and indigenous people. Along with the video, Reed and Nehill wrote a statement:

We would like to acknowledge these are a few of the many monuments to genocide, white supremacy, colonial violence,cultural genocide, ecocide, slavery, rape, and murder. We are so excited to live in a world where these monuments do not exist.

Bring them down.
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This article originally appeared on Noisey AU.

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