Who Am I ?
An Introduction to KAYVON ZAND
1: Who am I?
I am Kayvon Zand. A performance and lifestyle artist living in NYC. To some I am God, and to many I am a fallen angel.
2: What do you do and what project are you currently working on?
Ultimately I am a musician and performer, however my work as an artist is much more than using my voice. I surrender my face, body, movement, lifestyle and faith to my art. Currently I am working on new music for this year. Last year I scared people shitless, at the Highline Ballroom, making news in the New York Post. This year I want want make everyone dance and fuck.
3: Where are you from and where are you going?
I am originally from good ole North Carolina! I am going to your computer screens, ipod, nightmares, wet dreams and religion.
4: Who is your biggest hero?
Queen Elizabeth and Aquanet.
5: What book is your bible?
Music is more of a bible to me. I’d rather hear words then read them. With that said I love Depeche Mode.
6: What are some things you love? And some things you hate?
I love beauty. When I say beauty, I don’t mean Victoria’s Secret. More like Victoria’s Murder. I love pretty things with a twist and greater meaning than the expected. I could easily slick my hair back, get a tan, gloss my teeth and be a heart throb to 16 year old girls and boys. However, Id rather slap on a shitload of eyeliner, make a huge ass bouffant, wear a corset and enter through the back door. No pun intended. Point being I appreciate sacrifice to a greater beauty. Not one that is just outward but one that comes from within. Something of substance, passion and most importantly of all fearless. I hate safe.
7: What is your raison d’être?
I don’t believe that everything happens for a reason and that we have this destined future. You eat shit you taste shit. It’s pretty simple. Life is what you make of it. My personal reason for existing is to encourage others to exist. I want to annihilate the status quo. Coming from the South and having parents of Iranian background I know what oppression tastes like. Some people do community service, give blood, give cans. I happen to look like the love child of Marilyn Manson and Elvis Presley.
8: What is your favorite color?
I love all colors only when mixed together. BLACK.
9: Who is your favorite comic book superhero?
Don’t do comic books. Let’s do Disney cartoons: Maleficent from Snow White. She was hot and looked amazing in Black.
10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?
The Box. I host every Friday night, I love what they represent: Cabaret, performance art, Sexuality, Beauty, all in a classy space. Also I am a huge fan of the parties Susanne Bartsch throws, particularly Bloody Mary, and Vandam – a weekly party on Sundays. Her events are club kid, freaks, artists, drag queens, everything NYC is all about. She is truly an inspiration to me.
11: What turns you on?
12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?
The last Question would be this. “Are you on medication?”
Kayvon Zand is a Singer/Musician. Known in the New York City underground for his fashions performances and lifestyle.
Questions by PMc Magazine
Edited by Jillian Mercado
Photography by Julie B.
Design by Jillian Mercado
Kayvon Zand, self portrait at home, 2010, New York, NY, Photography by Julie B.