TURNING is a new Antony & The Johnsons concert film directed by Antony Hegarty and Charles Atlas. Shot during a fall 2006 European tour, it’s finally seeing release next month. The band performed in front of Atlas’ live video portraits of 13 women on human-sized turntables, an update on Andy Warhol’s “13 Most Beautiful Girls” screen tests. Hegarty had some words about the project for Dangerous Minds:
One of the reasons we made TURNING is because we were not sure we “got” TURNING ourselves! The form was mesmerizing and we just kind of fell into it. It came to mean a lot of different things to different people. For me, what is interesting and relevant about TURNING today is its intuitive embrace of the intersection between trans-feminism and “Future Feminism,” a genre of feminism that I have been working with several of the women involved in TURNING to articulate over the last few years. At the heart of TURNING is the impulse to form a circle of community and create space for each other, to witness and empower one another.
Watch a performance of “Twilight” from TURNING below.
TURNING is out 11/11 on Secretly Canadian.