dimanche 12 mai 2013

Bianca Casady - interview

This is a big summer for Bianca Casady, half of the musical duo CocoRosie, who just released a new single and video for their song “We Are On Fire.” In late April, she wrapped up her first experimental dance piece, “Nightshift,” which she performed at the Donaufestival in Krems, Austria. And this evening she will unveil her first solo show of artwork (drawings, collages, photographs and audio and video pieces) in New York City since her debut at Deitch Projects in 2007. Even as she spreads herself across numerous formats, Casady is a prolific artist, consistent in her voice.
Where have you been recently?
I just got back from a short tour in California, traveled in an RV — reminds me of the old days, wind in the hair, speeding down the highway. Most of our childhood seems like this. Besides that road trip I have been working in NYC on my art show. And before that I was in Germany and Austria directing and performing a new theatrical dance piece that I wrote called “Nightshift.” The choreographer Bino Sauitzvy, with whom I worked, will be performing at my opening.
What are you working on right now?
This morning I am working on the video component to my art show, “Daisy Chain.” It’s mostly large drawings and works on paper. Also starting to compose for a movie score.
Where can I see it — and when?
“Daisy Chain” opens at Cheim & Read in Chelsea on June 28. It will be up all summer.
Seen anything amazing lately — not your own?
Just lots of weeds and wildflowers taking over the neighborhood, breaking through the sidewalk, occupying vacant lots.
Where are you headed?
I’m headed to Europe early July to tour for a month or so with a very large band. We will be 10 people on stage at least. Some strays will trickle in along the way, I’m sure. Five of the musicians are from India, playing traditional instruments. Should be a wild ride.
What’s next on the agenda?
Movies, plays, a collaboration with Robert Wilson.

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