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In 1989 Chris and Cosey made this exceptional song Rise and to accompany it they made this equally brilliant fetishistic music video. The film was made at the height of the music video’s popularity and almost parodies the kind of MTV friendly editing, dancing and art direction. This is contrasted with Cosey’s beaming confidence as she lets the camera shoot her up skirt as she dances, high heels walking on hands, drumsticks hitting women’s arses and a personality-less gimp mask provoking the camera. The beat of the song is accompanied to the most satisfactory balance of handcuffs hitting the floor, Cosey’s orgasmic body writhing all over the place and shots of electric drum machines. It’s a work of art in its own right both sonically and visually and its brightening up our Friday morning.