BALLAD OF GENESIS AND LADY JAYE

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THE BALLAD OF GENESIS AND LADY JAYE

Marie Losier
USA/F, 2011
Documentaries, 72min, OmdU

THE BALLAD OF GENESIS AND LADY JAYE

Marie Losier
USA/F, 2011
Documentaries, 72min, OmdU

Cast: 
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge
Big Boy (Breyer P-Orridge)
Tony Conrad
Caleigh Fisher
Gibby Haynes
Clyde Magid
Marti Domination
Caresse P-Orridge Balpazari
Peaches
Screenplay: 
Marie Losier
Sound: 
Marie Losier
Camera: 
Marie Losier
Editor: 
Marie Losier
Composer: 
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
Psychic TV

Production: 
Marie Losier
World Sales: 
Cat & Docs
Format: 
HD
Color

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge has been a key figure of the underground music scene for over 30 years. A cult artist in pre-punk and post-punk groups Throbbing Gristle (1975 to 1981) and Psychic TV (1981 to present), he is considered to be the father of industrial music and a pioneer of acid house and techno. Not content with breaking new ground in music, Genesis has also used his position at the limits of society to challenge the very fundamentals of biology.
Transformation is, indeed, central to his life. He became a she to resemble his beloved Lady Jaye, now deceased. With peroxide hair, full lips and gold teeth, Genesis does not go unnoticed. A unique life, modeled on his other, Lady Jaye, who remains an integral part of himself. Without subscribing to any movement but living life as the ultimate experiment, he has made his body a work of art.
A kaleidoscopic collection of moving surfaces, composed of interviews (Orlan, Peaches, Peter Christopherson), role plays, concerts and his day to day life, comes together to paint a multi-faceted profile of this pioneer of industrial music and in doing so, exposes the abundant yet inherently elusive nature of his creativity.

Genesis P-Orridge will be guest at the Viennale and therefore give a concert at the Porgy & Bess. Furthermore there will also be an exhibition at the Galerie König. More information you can find here.