Interviews & Reviews

Genesis Legend Series: Video Q&A

We had a wonderful Legend Series with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, a collaboration with Pop Symposium. Michael Venus and Bernie Bankrupt had the delight to chat about many topics with this knowledgeable artist who has inspired many with their music and philosophy for decades.

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my L-if-E in photos

For over forty years now, Genesis P-Orridge has been an influential, and often controversial, artist whether it was via the medium performance art, music, or film. Loved and loathed in equal measures, Gen has never shied away from pushing boundaries and being confrontational whilst also creating moments of great beauty and warmth. Whilst there are numerous books dedicated to Gen and their work (mostly focused on their work with seminal band Throbbing Gristle), this is the first official book by Gen and comes in the form of a photographic history with added text.

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Interpretations of Genesis: An Interview with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

Throbbing Gristle. The name alone may be enough to horrify you. Then add the atonal, mind-jamming reverberations. Then add the songs of possession and perversion. Then add the readymade history: "Wreckers of Civilization" who made "entertainment through pain."
It's all excellent grist(le) for the Byzantine, bizarre mill of TG's as-yet-to-be-codified legacy. Slippery is the natural state for a project that repelled analysis and sought cracks in meaning, gleefully subverting the ideas and ideals of consensus trance. Throbbing Gristle -- Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Chris Carter -- were performance artists and gearheads who were (a) possibly a real band but were (b) definitely a twisted take on what a band could be. This was the '70s, and they didn't even have a drummer!

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