A collaboration between special Melbourne Festival guest Antony Hegarty (Antony and the Johnsons) and video artist Charles Atlas, Turning
is a spellbinding opus on the nature of beauty and alienation.
In 2006, enigmatic singer Antony Hegarty teamed up with legendary dance filmmaker Charles Atlas to create a new concert series. An audio-visual investigation into gender and beauty, Turning
drew together Antony's soaring music, Atlas's transformative visuals and the life stories of 13 New York women.
Bold and uplifting, this film shines a light on Hegarty and Atlas's unique relationship and collaboration during their European tour. Part documentary, part artwork, part concert film, Turning
records a utopian dream of femininity from the New York underground.
A Q&A with Antony and guests will follow the screening.