The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye
Genesis P-Orridge has been one of the most innovative and influential figures in music and fine art for the last 30 years.
Celebrated by critics and art historians as a progenitor of 'industrial music', he founded the legendary groups COUM Transmissions (1969-1976), Throbbing Gristle (1975-1981) and Psychic TV (1981 to present), all of which merged performance art with rock music.
In 2000 Genesis re-defined his art as a challenge to the limits of biology, beginning a series of surgeries in order to more closely resemble Lady Jaye, his other half and artistic partner for nearly 15 years. It was the ultimate act of devotion and a project he called 'Creating the Pandrogyne'; an attempt to deconstruct two individual identities through the creation of an indivisible third.
An intimate, affecting portrait of this ground-breaking artist, The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye documents a truly new brand of romantic consciousness, one that conveys beauty, dignity and devotion from a perspective never before seen on film.
An extended Q&A with Genesis P-Orridge will follow the screening.