Antony Hegarty is a singer, composer, and visual artist. Antony was born in England in 1971 and 18 years later moved to New York where she started a performance art collective called Blacklips. A few years later she founded the band Antony and the Johnsons, the project she is most known for. Antony also exibits internationally as a visual artist. Most recently she had a solo show in 2014 at Sikkemma Jenkins gallery in NYC. Currently Antony is preparing for a show at the Kunsthall Bielefeld which will open in July 2016.
Where am I? What am i doing? What is my relationship to history? What is my relationship to the world today? To the natural world, to the media, to society, to capitalism and to biodiversity? What are my responsibilities, if i have any, as an artist? Do I want to participate? What do I hope to achieve by participating? What about my well being? What is truly me and what is just a reaction to my brokenness? Is that a useful distinction? Am I being self-loathing, or am I just being Honest? How are my financial goals affecting my dreams and my behavior? What is my relationship to capitalism? What is my relationship to ecocide? What is my relationship to violence against women? What are the parameters of my sphere Of influence? If I choose to be an artist, what do i imagine my job to be?