We’ve all heard of Bosses Day, you know, the day that we celebrate the person that makes our life less enjoyable than it would be otherwise. But have you heard of Kill Your Boss Day? Well that seems to be the theme for Antony and The Johnsons’ new video for “Cut The World”, the title track from Haggerty’s live album which was recorded at DK Concert Hall in Copenhagen, Denmark in September of last year. The video stars Carice Van Houten and Willem Dafoe with Houton playing the role as the secretary and Dafoe as the “about to receive a big surprise” boss. There is some definite viewer discretion advised here.
The track will also be featured in the documentary The Life and Death of Marina Abramovi? directed by Robert Wilson and staring Antony, Marina Abramovi and Willem Dafoe. If you watch to the end of the video Abramovi? even makes an appearance.
Haggerty is one of the few “steady as a rock” voices that the music world has but the live album is a bit off kilter as it has Antony waxing philosophical about feminist governments, God or the lack there of, and what it’s like to be a hermaphrodite.