TYesterday saw the release of Cut the World, the latest single from Antony and the Johnsons, which is accompanied by an absorbing, thought-provoking video. Directed by NABIL, it features mesmerising music, sleek, claustrophobic office environments, shadowed spaces, and – seriously, take heed – a fairly gruesome scene.
Starring Willem Dafoe, Marina Abramović, and Game of Thrones’ Carice van Houten, the narrative’s mysterious conclusion is interesting – particularly when we take into account the fact that frontman Antony Hegarty, current director of this year’s Meltdown Festival at the Southbank Centre, has stated that we “need more oestregen-based thinking” and that “future feminism” will make the world a better place. The song, meanwhile, was originally written for an opera entitled The Life and Death of Marina Abramović , and the performance artist is a key participant in the festival’s events. Stirring stuff.
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