Flatbush Zombies make a statement with the new video for the track, “Blacktivist.” Through a series of news and video clips, the FZ’s show a media onslaught of violence and negativity, depicting how images are beaten into the brains of the public. Directed by Mario Pfeifer, the visual is currently on display at Ludlow 38, an art space NYC’s Lower East Side. According to the YouTube description the new song is, “Part of an upcoming EP to drop in 2015.”Read up on the concept of the stunning visual via Ludlow’s website, below.Conceived as a collaborative project, it reflects on police brutality, selective enforcement, and the right of self-defense. Scenes reminiscent of the aesthetics of conventional music videos come together with found footage, documentary shots, and 3-D animations to form a critical analysis of our times. At its core, #blacktivistasks how violence and repression are negotiated and reappraised in a supposedly post-racial society. The exhibition runs through October 25.#blacktivist aims to take a stand on current events. The title refers to “black activist on activist,” the first verse of the song by the Flatbush ZOMBIES, which is followed by ambiguous references to everyday and consumer culture in the United States. In addition to delivering critical commentaries on the world of television, the lyrics reflect about the First and Second Amendments, which protect the right to free speech, freedom of religion, as well as the right to bear arms for self-defense. In the video, the conflict between armed self-defense and escalating gun violence are juxtaposed with the meaning of images and the power of the voice. Sequences of police violence taken by surveillance and body cameras as well as mobile devices show the escalation of the conflict. In other scenes, the Flatbush ZOMBIES perform in a 3-D animated world between digital hashtags, cinematic transitions, and chroma key landscapes, while addressing current events in world politics. The narrative culminates with the rappers being reborn as pacifist freedom fighters.