Friday, August 5, 2011

"Cleave & Daly" 2011 Tour: New York, Berlin, Amsterdam & London

I've spent the past two months touring the globe with my partner in crime Agent Cleave, swanning through New York City, Berlin, Amsterdam and London. I worked on a number of costume projects, and together with Agent Cleave as duo CLEAVE & DALY we covered the crowds in hair, feathers, blood and glitter.

In New York City we continued our collaboration with Candian songstress Peaches, getting down and dirty at Webster Hall and Rockbar as part of her DJ tour. Part of our time spent in New York included a sejour care of the fabulous hospitality of artist collective & warehouse/theatre extrordinaire "House of Yes" in Bushwick, Brooklyn. We not only stayed there but also performed, created costumes, networked and above all made friends with and were inspired by an incredible group of set and costume designers, musicians, circus performers, dancers and performance artists of all sorts- a heavenly crew of fabulous people. Speaking of heavenly, Agent Cleave and I also found our fellow kindred spirits in the form of the Zand Collective. A gorgeous crew of NY vogue goths; such beautiful and talented performers, dancers, musicians and artists, who adopted us into their bejewelled world with open arms and showed us the glamorous, the fabulous, the box, le bain; la vie en noir.
What a city.

A number of gigs in Berlin including the Vice magazine party, K-TV club opening and two performances at the infamous White Trash club- Agent Cleave and I created a death metal grotesque dance installation in their window- where punters were treated to our gothic go-go and sprayed with blood while eating their dinner.
In Amsterdam we got our hairy zebra chic-on and danced amoungst the babes at queer club UNK, and in London performed at art party Glossy, then finished the tour with en epic finale- joining her leather clad highness Peaches once more for her DJ set at Lovebox Festival. Wild.

More pics from the tour to be posted soon- stay tuned!

Agent Cleave & I with Peaches, Webster Hall, NYC. Photo Santiago Felipe

Anth, Peaches, Me. Webster Hall, NYC. Photo Santiago Felipe

Me livening the crowd up at Trash, Webster Hall, NYC. Dancin with DJ Jess, photo Santiago Felipe

Peaches, Cleave & Daly, Mignon. Vice party performance, Berlin

Cleave & Daly, performance at "Kingsize", Berlin

Cleave & Daly with DJ Aristocunts, Kingsize Bar, Berlin

Me post-gig at Kingsize, Berlin. Wearing fabulous satin wings care of DJ Bronson Hawkins

Cleave & Daly, post gig Kingsize, Berlin

All dressed up for dancing at the Lonely Hearts Club, Berlin

Pre-gig warm up. Glossy party, London

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