30 August 2010

Antony and the Johnsons - Epilepsy Is Dancing collage by Joie Iacono

The 2009 single for 'Epilepsy Is Dancing' by Antony and the Johnsons featured a collage by Joie Iacono. It consisted of a photograph of hermaphrodite mathematician Dr. Julia Yasuda by Don Felix Cervantes mixed with a drawing by Antony Hegarty (the creative force behind AatJ). [Dr. Julia Yasuda is also in a short video Iacona made entitled 'Feminine' which is featured on www.antonyandthejohnsons.com.]

It's an arresting, haunting image [that has a touch of the David Shrigleys in the penmanship] that really stands out amongst some of the bland artwork that exists elsewhere. But then it can be a challenging approach given the artsy nature of Antony and co's music. That still doesn't stop me wishing that Leona Lewis' label might have attempted something as troublesome with whatever god-awful histrionics she last released.

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