But if you trace the trail of breadcrumbs, the deeper truth of it is impossible to ignore. Like global warming, it is not one isolated event, but a series of events that occur over years to create a system that has sought to undermine me, at first as a feminine child, and later as an androgynous transwoman. It is a system of social oppression and diminished opportunities for transpeople that has been employed by capitalism in the US to crush our dreams and our collective spirit.
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.
Ten days after her death Columbus wrote to his son Diego:
Antony visited a group of Martu elders in the Western Australian desert last November and collaborated with artist/film-maker Lynette Wallworth in responding to the Martu women's painting process. The resulting film is now being exhibited, along with the exquisite large canvas that was rendered for the occasion, as a part of this year's Adelaide Festival.
photo of Edwige, Antony and Tilda Swinton NYC 2012 by Chuck Fiorello
Ohno performing in 1977. The image was later used on the cover of the 2009 album The Crying Light by Antony and the Johnsons. Photograph: Naoya Ikegami
24 Journal of Columbus' third voyage, in Morison, ed. p. 276.
OPN: Antony | Fennesz "Returnal"
Antony collaborates with Oneohtrix Point Never for a recording of "Returnal" released as a 7" vinyl on 30th August 2010 via Editions Mego. Remixed by Fennesz, with artwork by Stephen O'Malley.
25 Ibid., p. 289; Morison, , pp. 561-570.
Antony is participating in Jerome Sans "It's Not Only Rock and Roll Baby!" exhibition at the in Milan. The exhibition features works by Patti Smith, Devendra Banhart, Alan Vega and others. Open until September 26th, you can also see images of the installation .
26 Floyd, , pp. 44-45; Morison, , pp. 567-570.
1 - Everything Is New
2 - The Great White Ocean
3 - Ghost
4 - I'm In Love
5 - Violetta
6 - Swanlights
7 - The Spirit Was Gone
8 - Thank You For Your Love
9 - Flétta
10 - Salt Silver Oxygen
11 - Christina's Farm
28 Floyd, , pp. 59, 74-75, 222, 230.
Antony and the Johnsons will release their five track EP “Thank You For Your Love” on August 24th via Secretly Canadian. The title-track is the lead single from the forthcoming album “Swanlights” also being released by Rough Trade on October 11th and Secretly Canadian on October 12. The album is now available for pre-order including bundles consisting of the full length CD and EP, vinyl LP and EP, and book with CD and EP will be available for sale on August 4th. Those who purchase the bundles will instantly receive an advance download of the EP. The pre-order is up .
31 Ferdinand Columbus, , pp. 250-282.
Antony and have teamed up on reworking the title track "Returnal" from OPN's latest album. The 7" version is out August 31st thru . You can hear Antony's version .