Antony and the Johnsons have just announced a performance at the TED Conference in Long Beach, CA on March 1. TED is a nonprofit dedicated to spreading ideas and bringing together people in the technology, entertainment and design fields.
Antony recently collaborated with artists Inez and Vinoodh, whom have photographed him in the past, on a short video. While shooting the fall/winter 2010/2011 Balmain campaign staring Kate Moss, the pair set up surveillance cameras without anyone’s knowledge to capture her performance. They then edited and added animation to the footage, which became the short film Everglade, named after the Antony and the Johnsons song that serves as its soundtrack. The film can be seen here:
Antony and the Johnsons are working on a forthcoming EP and video due out on Secretly Canadian this spring. They released their latest album, “Swanlights” last October on Secretly Canadian. Abrams Image simultaneously released a special edition of “Swanlights” that includes the CD inside a 144-page hard cover book containing Antony’s paintings, collages, photography and writing. The album and book are a continuation of Antony’s work exploring his connection to the natural world.