Sierra Casady, half of folk duo CocoRosie, performs at the ICA on Saturday as part of the Stage of the Art partnership with the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Casady and pianist Gael Rakotondrabe will be collaborating with artist Loris Greaud in a new interpretation of Greaud's Cellar Door libretto.
Dazed Digital: What attracted you to the collaboration with Loris Greaud? Sierra Casady: I loved his exhibition at Palais de Tokyo.
DD: What did you think when you first saw Loris Greaud's Cellar Door exhibition? SC: Christmas time is upside down.
DD: How did you first meet Loris Greaud? SC: Under a tree that the lighting was hitting.
DD: How would you compare Cocorosie's music and what Greaud does? SC: We love holidays.
DD: How did you go about trying to interpret Greaud's work musically? SC: It sparked a new view into classical music.
DD: How will this performance differ from your CocoRosie shows? SC: I will be without my sister's physical presence. But with her poetic and mythical contribution.
DD: Greaud works alongside scientists, geo-biologists, and engineers. Do these disciplines interest you? SC: Not so much. I'm a school dropper.
DD: Which other contemporary artists do you admire at the moment? SC: I love Kembra Pfahler. She's a hot surfer babe.
DD: What do you like to do when you're in london? SC: I like to drink tea in the high grass of a Hyde Park. And the trampoline bungy-jumping ride in the Mall at Leicester Square.
DD: What else have you got planned this year? Any more collaborations? SC: Gaspard
Yurkievich made my dress for the London show. We are going to be making
a movie with a director called Emma Freeman. We just released a single
- watch the video.