To celebrate today's release of the TURNING documentary and concert on DVD+CD, during the month of December, Antony and the Johnsons and Charles Atlas’ “You Are My Sister” will be featured each night at 11:57pm as part of the program, a massive digital art gallery on the electronic billboards of Times Square presented by the Times Square Advertising Coalition and curated by Times Square Arts. The film will count down the final three minutes of each day leading up to New Year’s Eve. More info to come.
In a culture whose already classical dilemma is the hypertrophyof the intellect at the expense of energy and sensual capability,interpretation is the revenge of the intellect upon art.
Antony on MELTDOWN 2012 - "I dreamed of assembling a constellation of courageous artists, all of whom have used their platforms as cultural producers to challenge us," says Hegarty of his chosen line-up. "They have exhibited a ferocity in their pursuit of beauty, and, falling like a guillotine behind it, justice.
"Today I am among a group of artists from NYC (some of whom are performing at this Meltdown Festival) who reject patriarchy in its myriad virulent and apocalyptic manifestations, and who advocate for a fundamental shift towards the feminine in all our systems and structures of governance. We have named this approach Future Feminism."
Antony recently said on his choices for Meltdown, "I want to create a kind of paradise. I want to walk through that forest and see and hear the hardcore beauty and strength in art and music that makes sense to me. The weather is changing and everybody knows it. I want to participate What is my relationship and responsibility to the world around me? Frontier expressions of emotion and beauty can be fantastic tools with which to enter that discussion."
Apparently was working behind the scenes to undermine gay rights in America. How shameful and pathetic of him. I have been so impressed with his approach to climate and his call to end the death penalty in the US. But for him to make insidious comments about how the "traditional family" is under threat (presumably from gay marriage) and then to secretly meet that poor misguided cretin Kim Davis... I am glad that he is mobilizing his flock to care about nature, but i would still prefer that they would all just evacuate to their heaven now and leave the rest of humanity and nature in peace here on earth. Pope Francis seems still to be causing harm and burning witches in the name of Christ, just like his forefathers.
For Marx,social events like revolutions and wars; for Freud, the events of individuallives (like neurotic symptoms and slips of the tongue) as well as texts (like adream or a work of art) - all are treated as occasions for interpretation.
I am glad the Vatican has chosen to clarify the situation with Kim Davis, and I want to believe that Pope Francis doesn't support her position. Given his long record of opposing gay marriage, I doubt that his view of it strays far from hers. Gay and transgendered people have been brutalized by the Catholic church for so many years, and I am weary and defensive. The institution that he represents is steeped in violent homophobia and misogyny. I appreciate Pope Francis' courageous statements about climate change. I believe that the subjugation of women and the earth is one and the same; the same element that persecutes gay people and enslaves women is the one that perpetuates genocide against indigenous people and rapes the earth for short-sighted gain. So to me, the protection of nature and the civil rights of women, gay people and transgendered people are parallel and interdependent. And next week, the safety and well-being of so many gay and trans kids and adults around the world will be determined by the message that the pope has projected. -ANOHNI
"I am performing next week at the Dark Mofo festival in Tasmania, Australia, in order to raise some funds to support the Martu of Parnngurr in the Western Australian Desert in their fight to prevent Cameco and Mitsubishi from building a uranium mine next to their village. On Monday July 22nd we are having a press conference at the MCA in Sydney at which time Martu elders from Parnngurr will discuss their campaign. Antony"
Lewis, even in his heyday, may have been despised and reviled by sniffy intellectuals in the United States, but, well, he always had Paris. As the director and star of his own films, he was recognized as the genius he is by the people who understood more about the art of movies than anyone in the world, France’s cinephilic critics and filmmakers. It seems tragic that Murphy hasn’t got the recognition that he deserves; that he hasn’t taken to the comprehensive art of filmmaking and directed himself; that other directors of his time, and the best of them, haven’t joined forces with him on projects of artistic renewal. But Murphy is only fifty-five; I hope that there will be lots of time—and that his own untimeliness, the very mark of art, will itself become the engine of his art.
Visual development studio and established Hollywood writer have teamed up for their upcoming cinematic novel, Brimstone: The Demon Within. This epic dark fantasy book is a combination of a written novel and illustration.
URGENT APPEAL FROM ANTONY
A while ago i spent several weeks in the Western desert of Australia working on a project with elders from the aboriginal Martu community in Parnngurr. It was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. The wisdom and radiance of these people was humbling. Their well-being and their knowledge of their homeland is one of Australia's most precious living assets.
Parnngurr is located near a site that the Canadian multinational company Cameco and Japanese company Mitsubishi wishes to exploit for uranium. This will have devastating consequences on the region. I have personally seen other mines in the area. They are horrific. The Martu have always known of the uranium at Kintyre; they have spoken of it for generations in their storytelling as something dangerous that should be left undisturbed. Please watch this