FREE CULTURE CONVERSATION WITH GENESIS BREYER P-ORRIDGE
On Friday, August 8th, AS220 presents a community forum and discussion “Free Culture: A Conversation with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge” moderated by Tabitha Piseno and Eli V Manuscript at the AS220 Performance Space (115 Empire Street). 8pm, $8.
Want to get even more up close and personal? On Friday, August 8th from 6:30-7:30pm at the 95 Empire Black Box, joinGenesis and other fine folks for pre-discussion cocktails, food, and company! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend time with a true legend and icon in the world of music and art, in a very intimate setting. Only 30 tickets are available and people are buying (seriously). Admission also gets you a free ticket to the following conversation event and TWO free Foo Fest tickets!
The cultural engineer Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE is an avant-garde anti-hero whose remarkable body of underground work reminds us that when you believe something, artistic integrity demands that you live by it too. In 2007 h/er partner Lady Jaye BREYER dropped h/er body. Since that time Genesis continues to represent the amalgam BREYER P-ORRIDGE in the material “world” and Lady Jaye represents the amalgam BREYER P-ORRIDGE in the immaterial “world” creating an ongoing interdimensional collaboration. Their work documents the physical alterations s/he and the late Lady Jaye, endured within their project Pandrogeny, about re-union and re-solution of male and female to a perfecting hermaphroditic state. Genesis is one of the most rigorous and relentless agents of the postwar Anglo-American vanguard, interrogating the meaning and substance of identity in a peerless half-century program of willful reincarnation and shape-shifting. Embracing the body as not simply the vessel but the site of the avant-garde impulse, BREYER P-ORRIDGE has reinvented and reintroduced h/erself again and again—as Fluxus pioneer, groundbreaking performance artist, inventor of industrial music, “wrecker of civilization,” essayist and theoretician, and, most recently, as pandrogyne.