Genesis P-Orridge RIP

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Sad news. Pay tribute here.

the grateful dead can dance (anagram), Saturday, 14 March 2020 20:42 (three weeks ago) link

darkness is here in the nursery

RIP

sleeve, Saturday, 14 March 2020 20:48 (three weeks ago) link

RIP Gen.

God gave toilets rolls to you, gave toilet rolls to you (Tom D.), Saturday, 14 March 2020 20:49 (three weeks ago) link

fuck

Webcam Du Bois (Hadrian VIII), Saturday, 14 March 2020 21:04 (three weeks ago) link

Fuck..

Le Bateau Ivre, Saturday, 14 March 2020 21:04 (three weeks ago) link

What a goddamn motherfucking week

Paul Ponzi, Saturday, 14 March 2020 21:06 (three weeks ago) link

What a career. What an impact.

Mule, Saturday, 14 March 2020 21:24 (three weeks ago) link

The reports from Cosey have kinda ruined Gen in my eyes, but fucking monumental visionary no doubt.

circa1916, Saturday, 14 March 2020 21:43 (three weeks ago) link

Yes, terrible man in many ways but...

God gave toilets rolls to you, gave toilet rolls to you (Tom D.), Saturday, 14 March 2020 22:09 (three weeks ago) link

exactly

sleeve, Saturday, 14 March 2020 22:30 (three weeks ago) link

Was he, um, controlling or something?

Lipstick Traces (on a Cigarette Alone) (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 14 March 2020 23:18 (three weeks ago) link

And the rest.

God gave toilets rolls to you, gave toilet rolls to you (Tom D.), Saturday, 14 March 2020 23:27 (three weeks ago) link

jesus fucking christ

Paul Ponzi, Sunday, 15 March 2020 00:31 (three weeks ago) link

Underrated late period GPO:
https://youtu.be/7UO3fYdL4nA

honky wonk badonkadonk (crüt), Sunday, 15 March 2020 00:38 (three weeks ago) link

And the rest.

The professor and Mary Ann?

Lipstick Traces (on a Cigarette Alone) (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 15 March 2020 00:48 (three weeks ago) link

Yes, terrible man in many ways but...

― God gave toilets rolls to you, gave toilet rolls to you (Tom D.), Saturday, March 14, 2020 6:09 PM (five hours ago)

OTM

Deflatormouse, Sunday, 15 March 2020 04:05 (three weeks ago) link

Person, rather.

Deflatormouse, Sunday, 15 March 2020 04:10 (three weeks ago) link

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51893184

Report of h/er death the most read story on the BBC news website that isn’t related to Coronavirus

I am using your worlds, Sunday, 15 March 2020 09:50 (three weeks ago) link

Gen would be pleased!

God gave toilets rolls to you, gave toilet rolls to you (Tom D.), Sunday, 15 March 2020 10:14 (three weeks ago) link

Who wouldn't be?

Mark G, Sunday, 15 March 2020 11:04 (three weeks ago) link

After the stories of being cruel to his pets in Cosey's book I was instantly nah, screw him if that's true.

Maresn3st, Sunday, 15 March 2020 13:19 (three weeks ago) link

was an enigma to me, never got warm with his/her works. still - i somehow felt he/she was crucial to everything past the eighties.

meisenfek, Monday, 16 March 2020 14:24 (three weeks ago) link

Unless I've missed it the silence from Cosey speaks volumes.

God gave toilets rolls to you, gave toilet rolls to you (Tom D.), Monday, 16 March 2020 15:13 (three weeks ago) link

The museum I work for hosted a talk between Genesis and Simon Reynolds a few years ago, posted here if anyone is interested: https://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2015/09/genesis-breyer-p-orridge-simon-reynolds

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Friday, 20 March 2020 16:12 (two weeks ago) link

I was in the front up against the stage at a Psychic TV show (the only one I ever saw) and Genesis went from one side of the stage to the other, french kissing everyone in the front row. No I didn't quickly move back to row 2, yes I kissed him. I mean, we all did. I did not flinch from my dionysian duty as a PTV concert goer.

messiahwannabe, Saturday, 21 March 2020 15:52 (two weeks ago) link

Apt dn for a GP-O thread.

Bridge Over Thorley Waters (Tom D.), Saturday, 21 March 2020 15:54 (two weeks ago) link

https://vimeo.com/76066530

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 21 March 2020 15:54 (two weeks ago) link

^^^^^^ via Stream Slate

The romance between Genesis and Lady Jaye and their merging together into a third gender is also documented in The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye (2011), which director Marie Losier has made freely available on her Vimeo page. Losier’s first feature documentary, made over the course of seven years, The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye brings together years of footage of the two, dreamily set to music by Psychic TV and Thee Majesty. Intimate home movie footage of Genesis and Lady Jaye, shot by Losier in their Ridgewood, Queens home, mixes with highly theatrical, staged performances by the two for her camera, and film shot by Losier on tour in Europe with Psychic TV, with very occasional, judicious use of archival material from pre-pandrogyne days — including captivating footage of Lady Jaye in earlier East Village years and of Caresse P-Orridge in the wonderful Psychic TV video for “Are You Experienced,” shot in the bleakly beautiful garden Derek Jarman created on the barren coast of Dungeness, outside a nuclear power station — Jarman reportedly watching filming from behind the scenes, thrilled. With its gorgeous mix of video, Super 8, and 16mm, The Ballad of Lady Jaye is entrancing, much like its subjects. (Genesis would later suggest that Losier was smart to start shooting the two on Super 8, the short rolls of film allowing them to feel they were not constantly being recorded.)

The resulting film is something of a ballad, musical, telling a highly romantic tale in short stanzas of footage. The story of Genesis and Lady Jaye, and of their pandrogyne project, as they tell it, is overwhelmingly romantic. As Genesis says of their project at one point in the film, “It began as very romantic, about love, and about wanting to be as much like each other as we could.” Ballads are also typically of unknown or multiple authorship, something which might appeal to Genesis and Lady Jaye. As Genesis expands on their concept of the pandrogyne, s/he finds its roots in the cut-up method of William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin. Burroughs and Gysin cut up writing to rearrange it on the page, creating a “third mind,” a text without an author. Genesis and Lady Jaye start to see themselves as cutting up their bodies through their plastic surgeries to create a third gender and to question “the fiction of the self.”

At times, The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye perhaps inevitably falls into a narrative of selfhood, specifically that of Genesis P-Orridge, famous musician. Much more time is given to Genesis, h/er childhood, h/er earlier work with COUM Transmissions and Throbbing Gristle, than is given to Lady Jaye. Certainly Genesis was, in h/er own words, almost twice as old as Lady Jaye – and for much of that time had been famous. There is simply a lot more to cover, perhaps. Of course, it cannot have helped that, sadly, Lady Jaye would “drop her body” in 2007, roughly three years into the filming of a documentary which would (typically for a documentary of this kind) take seven years to complete. It is understandable then that the film is narrated by Genesis and we hear their tale largely from h/er. Intriguingly, Genesis also presents Lady Jaye as a force behind what is seen. Genesis recalls that from the first time the two met (after Genesis, only visiting New York, had spent a night out at legendary genderfuck nightclub Jackie 60) Lady Jaye started to cajole Genesis into wearing her clothes. Genesis presents their use of plastic surgery, the key element in their pandrogyne project, as an idea Lady Jaye introduced. Long before the two ever met, we are told by Genesis, when Lady Jaye was performing in the East Village, her performance art was marked by a “refusal to accept what you are supposed to be based on your gender.” Because of the untimely loss of Lady Jaye and because of the way she is seen by Genesis as not only a co-creator but in many ways a primary force behind their work together, the film can only make us mourn the loss of her voice more acutely. It remains a key document of a life of artmaking and a life as artmaking, all the more moving now that these two, who merged into one at the start of this century, are together again.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 21 March 2020 15:55 (two weeks ago) link

thanks for that

sleeve, Saturday, 21 March 2020 18:31 (two weeks ago) link


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