I AM MY OWN ENEMY

Oslo, Norway, 2011

(Norw.: “EG ER MIN EIGEN FIENDSMANN”) is the birth of a musical and aesthetic genre, TRUE NORWEGIAN WHITE METAL:
based on the installation YES/NO (2011) by Morten Traavik

Director: Morten Traavik
Cinematography: Carl Dieker
Text: Olav Aukrust, from the «Solrenning (Sunrise)» (1930)

Norsk teksting:

English subtitles:

Original version without subtitles:

This pilot collaboration between Norwegian director Morten Traavik and his compatriots in industrial artcore band Himeriksskvadronen (The Heavenly Kingdom Squad) is simultaneously a music video in its own right, part of the gesamtkunstwerk YES/NO and a journey by caterpillar tracks through our own zeitgeist,
where White Knights can appear in many guises: rock stars, the declared insane, terrorists, UN peacekeepers, aid workers, artists, politicians and other interventionists with visions for the world.

Music by The Kingdom of Heaven Squad:
Lieutenant Simmswatts – battery
Lieutenant Kybermensch – synth
Captain Warhead – Noise, guitar
Major Sturmgeist – Vocals, guitar

Costume design: Nia Damerell
Line producer: Lena Thorsmæhlum
Editors: Morten Traavik and Carl Dieker
Post-production by Carl Dieker
Tanks borrowed from the Swedish Military Vehicle Museum ARSENALEN

Photo: Gorm K. Gaare