I should like it to resemble some deep old desk, or capacious hold-all, in which one flings a mass of odds and ends without looking them through. (Virginia Woolf) We become ourselves through others, and the self is a porous thing, not a sealed container (Siri Hustvedt) En vez de mirarme en mi espejo quiero que mi espejo se mire en mí (Alejandra Pizarnik)
One more night, once again Antony & The Johnsons have conquered our souls and something else that we weren’t aware of its existence. Lou Reed once said “When I first heard ‘Cripple and the Starfish’‚ I knew I was in the presence of an angel”. He was very right, as Antony Hegarty’s voice is indeed an angel’s voice, but at the same time his lyrics and his messages are critical and powerful.
We need to cut the world. It is necessary to question gender roles and separation. We all should be forced to experience what it would be like to belong to the opposite sex. One has to think of homosexual and homeless children who are suffering without an end. Every human being is born out of a woman’s womb.
And that’s exactly what we feel as audience. For long time Antony Hegarty manages to cover us all in his voice’s womb, in his long black gown, but then suddenly there comes this magic moment which is different to all of us when we burst into something unknown: a mixture of emotion, beauty, guilt and reflection.
Barcelona, Antony and The Johnsons. She’s so Blue. June 28th, 2013