Gen's upcoming events and Misc.upcoming projects...

GENS MISC. UPCOMING PROJECTS: Heartworm Press are publishing “Collected Lyrics and Poems of Genesis Breyer P-Orridge – Volume One 1961 to 1971. Later they will publish Gen's first novel, written in 1969, “Mrs. Askwith”. Other books will follow.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Written by Genesis P-orridge...articles,books, book introductions...


+ RE/SEARCH: WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS/BRION GYSIN/THROBBING GRISTLE – includes contributions by G.P-O for Burroughs and Gysin sections as well as a complete section on the project that invented the term Industrial Music, TG which he co-founded in 1975. Edited by Vale. Published by Re/Search, san francisco, U.S.A. 1982.

+ THE FINAL ACADEMY DOCUMENTS: STATEMENTS OF A KIND – catalogue of the multi-media events of the same name celebrating Gysin/Burroughs and the Beats profound influence conceived by G. P-O and co-organised with David Dawson and Roger Ely. Published by The Final Academy, London, England, 1982.

+ RE/SEARCH :INDUSTRIAL CULTURE HANDBOOK – Anthology including Genesis P-Orridge; Monte Cazazza; Z’Ev; SRL and others. Exploring the Industrial Culture genre as it began. Edited by Vale. Published by Re/Search, San Francisco, U.S.A. 1983.

+ DECODER HANDBUCH – Book accompanying cult German post-beatnik corporate satire film “Decoder”, with essays on control, muzak and cultural indoctrination. ”. Edited by Klaus Maeck/Volker Schafer/Genesis P-Orridge/Muscha. Published by Trikont, Duisburg, Germany, 1984.

+ TAPE DELAY – By Charles Neal. Includes long astorical interview with Genesis P-Orridge about Throbbing Gristle. Published by SAF Books, London, England, 1987.

+ RE/SEARCH:MODERN PRIMITIVES – Includes long interview section by/on Genesis P-Orridge. Edited by Vale. Published by Re/Search, San Francisco, U.S.A.,1989.

+ BLISSED OUT: THE RAPTURES OF ROCK – By Simon Reynolds. Includes interview with Genesis P-Orridge. Published by Serpent’s Tail Press, London, England, 1990.

+ RAPID EYE: VOLUME ONE – Includes essay by G.P-O on Brion Gysin “HIS NAME WAS MASTER” and 90 page biography on G.P-O by Simon Dwyer (still the only bio extant) “FROM ATAVISM TO ZYKLON B..”. Edited by Simon Dwyer. Published by Rapid Eye, Brighton, England 1989. Re-published by Creation Books, London, England 1993.

+ RAPID EYE: VOLUME TWO – Includes essay by G.P-O, “Behavioural Cut-Ups and Magick”. Edited by Simon Dwyer. Published by Creation Books, London, England, 1992.

+ RATIO:3 – TRANSMEDIATORS – Z’Ev/Andrew MacKenzie/Genesis P-Orridge edition. Conceptual art and literary texts. G.P-O section is a collection of his COUM statemeants from the 70’s. Edited by Paul Cecil. Published by Temple Press, Brighton, England, 1992.

+ THE WILD PALMS READER - Companion book to the Oliver Stone sci-fi TV mini-series. Genesis P-Orridge wrote all the fictional texts attributed to a key character, Senator Kreuzer. Edited by Roger Trilling and Stuart Sweezey. Published by St. Martins Press, New York, U.S.A., 1992.

+ FLICKERS OF THE DREAMACHINE – Anthology of writings about Brion Gysin and his Dreamachine. Includes 2 texts by G. P-O. Edited by Paul Cecil. Published by Codex Books, Brighton, England, 1996.

+ NAKED LENS: BEAT CINEMA – Includes a full chapter by G.P-O on his involvement with the rescue and restoration of rare Beat films by Burroughs/Gysin/Balch and the story of his concept of The Final Academy. Edited by Jack Sergeant. Published by Creation Books, London, England, 1997.

+ WRECKERS OF CIVILIZATION: THE STORY OF COUM TRANSMISSIONS AND THROBBING GRISTLE - Seminal monograph about the creative vision of COUM Transmissions, by Genesis P-Orridge and its notorious unfolding later with collaborators Chris Carter; Cosey Fanni Tutti; Peter Christopherson. And the story of their follow up musical project TG and the controversial activities resulting from these globally influential and modern performance art and Industrial music conceptions. Written by Simon Ford. Published by Black Dog Press, London, England, 1999.


P-ORRIDGE…to be continued…all ways…


(n.b.: The artist BREYER P-ORRIDGE have had articles on them/by them published in literally thousands of magazines and periodicals, and an extremely numerous number of books worldwide in their many guises. This list is brutally short)

+ 30 YEARS OF BEING CUT-UP 100 full color reproductions of mail art and collages. Published by Invisible-Exports, New York, 2009. Edited by Benjamin Tischer & Risa Needleman.

+ THEE PSYCHICK BIBLE by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge. Published by Feral House Press, Port Townsend, Washington State, U.S.A. 2009.

+ WRECKERS OF CIVILISATION by Simon Ford. The official story of COUM Transmissions and Throbbing Gristle. Published by Black Dog Publishing, London, U.K. 1999.

+ RE/SEARCH #4/5- William S. Burroughs/Brion Gysin/Throbbing Gristle edited by V. Vale. Published by RE/Search Publications, San Francisco, California, U.S.A. 1979.

+ RE/SERCH #6/7- Industrial Culture Handbook Edited by V. Vale. Published by RE/Search Publications, San Francisco, California, U.S.A. 1983.

+ ESOTERRORIST – Selected Essays 1980-1988 by Genesis P-Orridge. Published by OVA Press, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A. 1989. (3 printings). Republished by MediaKaos/Alecto Enterprises, San Francisco, California, U.S.A. 1994.


Genesis post from 2003 on the "Next New Way On" era of
discussing the release of Disinformation:"The book of lies"


A nice big fat large format anthology centered around the concept of being a guide to the occult in the 21st century edited by our friend RICHARD METZGER of Disinformation has just been published. It contains dozens of essays and speculative texts by or concerned with such luminaries as William S, Burroughs; Brion Gysin; Timothy Leary; Grant Morrison; Hakim Bey; Daniel Pinchbeck; Terence McKenna; Robert Anton Wilson; Joe Coleman and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge. In fact there are THREE essays by G.B.P-O in the book. A version of "Thee Splinter Test", "Virtual Mirrors In Solid Time", and an entirely new 16 page text on Burroughs and Gysin as conscious practising shaman/magickians called "MAGICK SQUARES AND FUTURE BEATS".

The book is heavily illustrated all the way through, a great many photographs are published for the very first time through the generosity of Thee Last Museum project and our personal archives. We feel this is the most useful manual around for getting a grounding in contemporary occultural strategies and speculations. Having said that, there is a very glaring lack of women authors and artists. Patriarchy has a habit of being self-referential, self-reverential and self perpetuating. It's a pity. There are women in Astory who have contributed to our understanding of the other dimensions and possibilities of reality. Madame Blavatsky for example. In recent years there has been un upsurge of post-psychedlic feminine exploration of magick both in more neo-native american, ethno-botanical ( Kat McKenna for eg.), intuitive synthetic magick ritual practised by people like the Women's Red Circle of Ratio 3 T.O.P.Y. before it was terminated in 1991. Of course it takes longer to expose and bring to light the work of women pioneers in any field. Magick in particular often saw women (Aleister Crowley and Jack Parsons could fall into this category) as a little too literally "VESSELS". Almost an extra magickal tool to use in occult work, rather than work WITH. So the ommission of groundbreaking new research focussed on the female lineages is a weakness. There's also a preponderance of Western Ritual magick practice. We feel there could have been some trimming of nazi occultism in favour of including a text on YORUBA ORISHA worship traditions, which is the fastest growing religion in the United States at present due to its prevelance in the Latino community. The occult is an huge area of humanE endeavor so no one envies Richard's task in deciding on what to include. Suffice it to say that we don't get any Tibettan "Bon Po" sorcery, or HOPI and other Native American secret traditions, no New Guinea sorcery, no Aboriginal mysteries. The Book Of Lies is extremely Euro-centric.

Nevertheless, it is packed full of thinking and wondering and some good precis of key Western figures and events. We are happy to discover that the essay on "The Magickal Processes and Methods of William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin" has been singled out for very positive praise several times as a new perspective upon their body of work and previously undocumented motivation for many collaborations. about a SISTER volume on The Astory of Women and the Occult, and maybe, magickal systems and sorceries from around the world?


Genesis written introduction to Steven Johnson Leyba's "Last american painter"
purchase the book here

read the intro here at thee archive


October 28th, 2009

This book is a collection of ink and watercolor paintings from the last 3 years from tattooist, Daniel Albrigo.
All works are on paper.

Introduction by the lovely Genesis Breyer P. Orridge.
Contributions by Thomas Hooper and Sam Friedman.

Daniel will be presenting new work with Breyer P-Orridge for the show, PUTTING YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS, at Renwick Gallery (NYC) February 1 – 22, 2010.

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