New interview by W Magazine with Jemima about her exhibition and she talks about her previous marriage. You can read the interview in the press archive.
Marriage is probably the last thing you’d expect to be the subject of a highly personal solo exhibition from an artist who’s trying to get away from being most known as a famous actress, and who’s spent the past year in the news not only because the show that put her on the map finally came to an end, but also because of the announcement that she was divorcing her husband of seven years. Yet Jemima Kirke, who’s been painting much, much longer than acting or even appearing on HBO’s Girls, is not someone to do what you’d expect; in fact, she saw the split as an opportunity to finally explore why women like herself, who otherwise often reject tradition still feel compelled to get married and get caught up in the excitement of finding and wearing a wedding dress.
New interview with Jemima by Bedford and Bowery from December 20, 2017. It brings up some very interesting subjects and we get to see more beautiful painting by Jemima.
You may know her as the free-spirited Jessa in oft-discussed HBO show Girls, but Jemima Kirke considers herself more painter than actor. Her third solo exhibition, The Ceremony, is currently on view at Lower East Side gallery Sargent’s Daughters. A series of portraits depicting both friends and fictional women in their wedding dresses, the show seeks to interrogate why women still partake in this “antiquated ceremony.” A few days after the opening, we met with Kirke at the gallery to talk marriage, the #metoo movement, and recent controversy involving her castmate Lena Dunham.
Read full interview in the press archive.
Remember that we posted about Jemima having some kind of project with Hobo Handbags a few days back? Well now we know more about it and she was interviewed by Coveteur and we get to know more about the collaboration. And even better – you can buy one of 20 handbag (or several of course) with an exclusive painting by Jemima! If you can afford it you should get one at once, I know I would!
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Jemima Kirke’s life after Girls involves a smoking nun and a minimal tolerance for acting
And no more than six hours spent in her art studio at a time.
Jemima Kirke doesn’t know how to draw hearts. Or at least not the kind of hearts we’re used to seeing. When handcrafted leather brand Hobo Bags wanted her to collaborate with them on a collection of 20 handpainted bags, they asked for hearts, and she replied with a nun holding a cigarette in between her lips, enveloped in smoke.
“I have a couple of nun ones that I did, and they’re weird. I was just sort of thinking nuns are loving and nice. You never think about nuns when we think about love,” she tells me over a staticky phone line from her studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Read full interview in our press archive.
Jemima’s boyfriend Alex Cameron is featured in Issue Magazine and the interview and questions are by Jemima herself. You can read the full interview in the press archive and on Issue Magazines site you can view some great shoots and videos!
“YOU TRY TO BE A GOOD PERSON AND HOPE THAT OTHER GOOD PEOPLE START TO ORBIT AROUND YOU.”
Alex Cameron’s Forced Witness responds to our increasing inability to escape the catastrophes, trends and news circulating the globe. The LP comes on the heels of last year’s Jumping the Shark and is the second album by creative and business partners Alex Cameron and saxophonist Roy Molloy, who together form “Alex Cameron.” In addition to the strength of Cameron and Molloy’s musician, Forced Witness includes collaborations with enviable guests Angel Olsen, Brandon Flowers, Kirin J. Callinan and Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado.
Actor Jemima Kirke directed and starred in the music video for Forced Witness track “Stranger’s Kiss,” a wistful duet between Cameron and indie folk rock darling Angel Olsen. Unbeknownst to Cameron and Molloy, Kirke, who is also Cameron’s girlfriend, submitted an intuitive set of questions for the first half of this interview. Together, the creative duo discuss the making of “Stranger’s Kiss,” pervasive anxiety and gross toes.
Flaunt Magazine interviewed Alex Cameron on September 15, 2017 and they released some polaroid footage from behind the scenes of music video Stranger’s Kiss. Read and view photos below.
ALEX CAMERON TAKES US DEEPER INTO THE STORY BEHIND “STRANGER’S KISS” VIDEO WITH EVOCATIVE POLAROIDS
Alex Cameron is an Australian singer-songwriter who mixes acting and music in the character-driven vein of singer/raconteurs like Tom Waits and David Bowie; in his case taking on the persona of a motel-hopping, down-and-out urbanite plying his music in the grimy streets of New York City. This tendency towards character and story allows Alex to create a unique aesthetic that ties his music and his videos together into beautifully damaged pieces of brilliant storytelling. His voice and style seem like a natural fit for Angel Olsen, an acclaimed American singer-songwriter who has had dreams of becoming a pop star since she was young, and made good on those dreams with a series of mournfully gorgeous records conjuring worlds of love lost and beauty in pain.
As expected, Cameron and Olsen’s voices blend harmoniously together in the duet for “Stranger’s Kiss.” What wasn’t expected was the beautifully strange storyline for the visuals that Cameron and director/actress Jemima Kirke created to pair with the song. Cameron, appearing as a hustling subway busker, stars in the music video alongside Kirke, Cameron’s down-and-out admirer, who combs the city frantically for the man she loves. In the video, Kirke starts off on her own, carrying a folded photo of Cameron, displaying it for others to see out in the streets of New York. She eventually finds the musician in the photo at the subway train station, essentially doing the same thing she was doing–attempting to grab the attention of pedestrians passing through. The strangers end up finding comfort in each other’s familiarity and share a “Stranger’s Kiss”.
We had Alex continue his vision for the video’s story with a series of polaroids paired with poetic, eerie captions that show a romance blooming out of desperation in the grimy cracks between the city’s facade:
Jemima’s about the same height as my mother. I’ve got the same look as her father. There’s nothing wrong with two strangers getting what they need out of each other.