Ideal Glass

Ideal Glass is an New York-based art collective founded by performance artist and filmmaker Willard Morgan to shock, entertain, and transform. Collaborating with art-wear sculptor Uta Bekaia, visual artist Ayakamay, sound designer John Sully, editor Jessie Stead, the international team explores social activism, gentrification, sexual identity, and the slavery of debt-through live performance, sound recording and art video.

Recent Works

  • SWEATSHOP BOOGIE

    2013 - on going

    A series of live performances and videos featuring original music by Ideal Orkestra that satirizes sweatshop labor in the global fashion industry. Taking hand-made, make-shift, and recycled fashion to another dimension, clothing designer Uta Bekaia’s retro-futuristic glam-funk get-ups dress th...

  • SILKS N SATIN ADORN MY BONES

    2013

    A video work inspired by the vibrant and lavish dress practices established by Charles II during the Restoration period in 17th century England. A group of elaborately dressed courtesans sit in an ornate parlor basking in the fabrics and makeup that adorn their bodies, elegantly powdering themselves...

  • THE PURPLE JESTER

    2013

    Intertwining art, experimental fashion and mythological narrative into a seven act performance and related videos, The Purple Jester subverts the archetype of the Jester by re-casting him as the hero, transcending conflict through the strategic implementation of humorous acts. This is one of four pa...