A Special Performance with Justin Vivian Bond

On the occasion of We All Love Your Life, Red Bull Studios will host a special performance with Mx Justin Vivian Bond and Nath Ann Carrera (né Nathan). Bond will personify the character of Longly’s cape, Come. And. Creep —a woven neoprene garment designed by the artist himself and UK fashion designer James Long. In conversation with the artist’s film, a tightly cropped video piece of snakes slipping across a studio desk, Bond explores and activates the exhibition cape as performance garment.

Sunday, June 19
Free and open to the public

About Mx Justin Vivian Bond
Mx Justin Vivian Bond is a trans-genre artist living in New York City. As a performer both on and Off-Broadway, Mx Bond has received numerous accolades winning an Obie (2001), a Bessie (2004), a Tony nomination (2007), The Ethyl Eichelberger Award (2007), The Peter Reed Foundation Grant, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant for Artists. V authored the Lambda Literary Award winning memoir TANGO: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels (The Feminist Press, 2011). Films include John Cameron Mitchell’s film Shortbus (2006), Sunset Stories (2012), Imaginary Heroes (2004), and Fanci’s Persuasion (1995). Solo exhibitions of JVB’s watercolors, sculptural installations, and live art have been been presented by Participant, Inc. (NYC, 2011 & 2016), Art Market Provincetown (2014), and Vitrine (London, 2015) and The 2nd Floor Project in San Francisco (2015). Cds include Kiki and Herb: Do You Hear What We Hear?, Kiki and Herb will Die for you at Carnegie Hall, Dendrophile, and Silver Wells. Described by Hilton Als as “the greatest cabaret artist of their generation”, Viv is currently in residence at Joe’s Pub in NYC.

About Nath Ann Carrera
Nath Ann Carrera: Described as a “heavenly” (New York Times), “gender-defiant” (Time Out New York), “glitter saint” (Village Voice), Nath Ann Carrera has had solo shows at La MaMa (“Death To The Patriarchal Rape Heads”), Joe’s Pub, Wild Project, and the Afterglow Festival (“I Don’t Want To Throw Rice, I Want To Throw Rocks: The Early Southern Gothicism Of Dolly Parton!”), sings as WITCH CAMP with Amber Martin, performs with Justin Vivian Bond, opened for Martha Wainwright at City Winery, and has sung at P.S. 122, The Kitchen, Abrons Arts Center, Le Poisson Rouge, and MoMA PS1.

Photographer credit Jill Pangallo