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Guide to Judy Nylon Collection on New York City Tenants' Rights MSS.583

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Biographical Note

Judy Nylon (Niland) (1948- ) is a multidisciplinary American artist and musician. While living in London in 1970, Nylon became half of the punk rock music group Snatch from 1976 to 1980, which also featured fellow American expat Patti Palladin. During the 1970s Nylon often collaborated with Welsh musician/producer John Cale. In 1974 she sang the lead female vocal section on the song "The Man Who Couldn't Afford to Orgy" on his album Fear . She subsequently performed with him at concerts and on other recordings, including his 1987 live album  Even Cowgirls Get the Blues. Along with Patti Palladin she also sang backing vocals with Johnny Thunders' All Stars on his early 1978 shows, which also featured members of The Only Ones.

Nylon's multi-disciplinary work focuses on international co-authorship and decentralized many-to-many style video storytelling. Since 2007 she has periodically contributed to the collective Aether9, who collaborate on multinational multi-streamed networked performances intending to develop low-cost, open-source, nomadic public art production. In 2010, Nylon contributed guest vocals to the Babylon By Car album by the French electronica group Bot'Ox.