Photography by Rikki Wright
Madame Gandhi’s colorful and powerful video for “Top Knot Turn Up is a visual embodiment of her electronic trap banger about putting your hair up in a bun, getting work done, and not being troubled by others when you’re focused. The video is directed by Justine Raczkiewicz and features a cast of female-identifying and gender non-conforming folks. It showcases hair sculptures of a uterus and ovaries, a queer Indian barbershop where Gandhi is our Top Knot “barber”, Madame Gandhi HQ, the office space where womxn and femmes get stuff done and the Supreme Court where Gandhi is our judge. “We have this surrealist courtroom scene to reclaim our own rights, but to also subliminally inspire more women and femmes and queer folks who watch the video to remember that we have to infiltrate those spaces if we do want to make a change,” Gandhi states. Interspersed with scenes of Gandhi dancing and drumming, the “Top Knot Turn Up” dance move is a call to action for people of all identities to protect their energy and stay committed to making the world a better place despite the challenges they face.