"There was never any such thing as a man," intones NYC model/writer Hari Nef over a seductively pounding beat. "In fact, there was never any such thing as a woman either." The above clip could be the pilot for a thrilling new drama, but it's actually a music video for Bruno Coviello's BLISCORD project. "Touch" features singer/songwriter Alexis Penney on vocals, along with Penney's post-drag collective Chez Deep—and Nef—on acting duties. "I'd wanted to work on something original with Alexis for a bit and I'd just started a track that I wanted to feel sexy while also robotic," Coviello told The FADER. "We share a love for science fiction and comic books, so we came up with the 'Touch' video, which is meant to be a quasi-film trailer."
"The video came out of conversations we had about the structures of power in a patriarchal society and what it would mean to subvert or reverse those," Penney explains. "Sort of a 'What if Chez Deep were the ministers of a trans feminine matriarchy?' The kind of subtle joke being that within the dynamics of the collective, it can sometimes seem that we are already that, even if just in the isolated universe of our performances, projects, and home." Listen to the BLISCORD album in full here.