here are the curent stats for the funding of the film...ALMOST THERE! Lets make this happen!
here is a message from genesis from the comments section of this post !
Dearest Friends,What a WONDER-FULL surprise! We decided recently to use google alerts as we so often get told of interesting postings too late to see them. That is how we found your pages. We felt we should write and say you are doing a marvellous job. So generous and loving. A NEW WAY ON. Marie's film was central to Lady Jaye's hopes for a future. S/he told me many times that all s/he wanted for her SELF was to be remembered as "...one of the great love affairs.." Genesis Breyer P-Orridge. So we also write to encourage you all to pledge at least $5 each to Marie Losier's film. Lady Jaye believed only Marie could make the right movie of our lives and ideas. What WE have already seen is absolutely amazing. Marie needs all of you to assist her now to edit and finish her movie. It will be the first of a new kind of documentary a mixture of Fellini, Anger,Godard and more. PLEASE for Marie, for my "Other Half" Lady Jaye send donations to Marie Losier at Kickstarter. You will be thrilled with what that will enable us all to see. cari saluti, GENESIS
here is the trailer !
The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye - Trailer from Marie Losier on Vimeo.
message from marie losier at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/marielosier/ballad-of-genesis-and-lady-jaye
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge has been a key figure of the underground music scene for over 30 years. A cult artist in prepunk 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. In 1993, Genesis underwent surgery to alter his gender to more closely resemble his love Lady Jaye, born Jacqueline Breyer, his wife and artistic partner for close to 15 years. The project ‘Creating the Pandrogyne’, is an attempt to deconstruct two individual identities through the creation of an indivisible third. Tragically, Lady Jaye passed away in 2007, leaving Genesis devastated, though resilient. Since then, s/he has ceaselessly sought after the physical ideal: a perfect mirroring of Lady Jaye’s unique beauty.
This film is about a transformation, a very unusual love story, addressing issues of identity, gender politics and artistic commitment. Through a labyrinthine mise-en-scène of interviews, home movies and performance footage, I hope to tell the story of what I believe to be a truly new kind of Romantic Consciousness, one in defiance of the daily dehumanization of the body by the pervasive presence of advertising and pornography, my attempt to convey beauty, dignity and devotion from a perspective most people will have never seen before on film.
A kaleidoscopic collection of moving surfaces, composed of interviews (Orlan, Peaches, Peter Christopherson, Gibby Haynes), 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.
CURRENT SITUATION OF THE PROJECT:
I have been filming Genesis for the past four years, and I'm about to begin editing the film. My goal is to finish by the end of 2010 and premiere at a major film festival in 2011. The work in progress of the film has been presented in 2009 at The Centre George Pompidou in April to open “Hors Pistes”, as well as at the Cinemathèque Francaise in Paris this past September.
The film is almost entirely self produced over the past 4 years. At this point in the project, I need to secure as much support as possible in order to complete the feature by the end of the year.
WHAT IS NEEDED FOR COMPLETION:
1) Co-Editor - I not only shot all of the footage for the film, but I'm also editing. Due to the large amount of footage I've acquired, I need the help of second pair of eyes, ears, and hands, not to mention an additional brain to help put together my first feature.
2) Sound Engineering - Music is a crucial component of this project and I need funds to hire a sound technician to master the sound.
3) Transfer - Most of the footage is shot on both 16 mm & HD (for sync sound & interviews). The final cut will be in HD, and thus I have to transfer some of the 16 mm to digital format for the final print.
PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD!!!
Although I am asking for $4000, it's only part of what is needed to complete the project. Whether you can help by making a pledge or not, please spread the word about this campaign, I am endlessly grateful for your help and support.
I hope you will enjoy some of the rewards I have made and worked on with Genesis, Tony Conrad and many dear friends.
a "Papal Brokendance" 4x6 photo signed by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
Signed copy of "Tony Conrad / Genesis Breyer P-Orridge - Taking Issue" Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, released by Dais Records.
Signed limited edition Genesis Breyer P-Orridge "30 Years of Being Cut Up" Exhibition catalog. Full color, 128 pages, with hardcover, pull-out poster, and two postcards.
Silk screen print 11x17 portrait of Genesis from one of the film shoots
OUTTAKES photograph from the 2008 exhibition at Luxe Gallery, created in collaboration with Bernard Yenelouis