The Zand Collective

Who Am I ?

THE ZAND COLLECTIVE

September 2011

1. Who am I?

The Zand Collective is a group of talented young individuals transforming performance art into lifestyle art. There’s a plethora of us, but the key players are as follows: our fearless leader is the performer extraordinaire, Kayvon Zand, a singer/songwriter and burgeoning nightlife icon. His partner in crime is Anna Evans, a baby designer and burlesque performer. Our right hand man is Jordon, a genius in mime makeup who’s a very gifted writer and umbrella stand. Our visual coordinator is Dylan Monroe, a model cum photographer. Last but not least, Jessica Love is our most transient talent, a muse who is frequently in Paris and London to model. She also performs with fire.

2. What do you do and what project are you currently working on?

We’re gearing up to shoot the music video for the first single from the BLACK DIAMONDS project. Additionally, we are currently helping the lovely and brilliant Susanne Bartch put on the extravagant ON TOP every Tuesday, presented by Le Bain in the Standard Hotel. It runs from 10pm to 4am at 444 w 13th St. We just returned from Kayvon Zand’s amazing performance at the Life Ball in Vienna, Austria, and our next trip includes performances and installations in India and Miami. You can also find us every Friday in Manhattan hosting CHIC FREAK at the Box, midnight to 4am at 189 Chrystie St.

3. Where are you from and where are you going?

We are from all over the US and we’re going straight to the top of any chart that measures artistic accomplishment. We view ourselves as the new Factory kids. We’re not here just to look pretty at parties–we’re each working to take the lead in our respective fields.

4. Who is your biggest hero?

We have a variety of heroes and inspirations, but primarily we find ourselves looking to each other for fresh ideas and fuel to keep pursuing our goals.

5. What book is your Bible?

We haven’t written it yet.

6. What are some things you love? And some things you hate?

We love coffee, vodka, great parties, red lipstick, visionary aesthetics, hairspray, black diamonds, fuck me pumps, eyebrow junkies, black fur, and white hair. We hate underachievers, indefinite hair colors, ugly shoes, being told ‘no’, and pessimism.

7. What is your raison d’etre?

To reshape the world in our image.

8. What is your favorite color?

Black diamond.

9. Who is your favorite comic book superhero?

We haven’t drawn a comic yet, either.

10. What is your favorite NYC hotspot?

On Tuesdays, Le Bain. On Fridays, The Box.

11. What turns you on?

Getting what we want.

12. What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?

We’d like to know where to get a bigger umbrella.

The Zand Collective is a group of talented young individuals transforming performance art into lifestyle art.

LINKS:

Twitter: @zandcollective

Questions by PMc Magazine

Edited by Meaghan Coffey

Artwork by Dylan Monroe

Design by Jillian Mercado

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Caption:

The Zand Collective, New York, Artwork by Dylan Monroe

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