IMAINA Wrestles With The Madonna-Whore Complex In “Glass Box”

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Video still from IMAINA – GLASS BOX (Violence)

Belgian-Bolivian artist IMAINA channels her inner Madonna-Whore in her new single “Glass Box,” directed by OUNI. Although for us “Glass Box” reminded us of the tarot card high priestess (we’ve been living in LA way too long), IMAINA actually grapples with the Madonna-Whore Complex where she explores the various identities that women are expected to show. This fake ideology of wanting women to be everything and nothing at the same time is parallel to the idea of a perfect relationship. With her deep-cutting vocals, IMAINA taps into the violence and power dynamics that are present in a toxic relationship when one side expects the other to fit into certain ideals. Check it out: