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.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Carl Abrahamsson and Thomas Tibert revitalize HIGHBROW LOWLIFE...Collab with Genesis release Aug 15th

Reposted from Carl Abrahamsson's blog...


Thomas Tibert, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Carl Abrahamsson. Photo by Ryan Martin.
Inspired and fueled by White Stains' successful concert together with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge in Gothenburg in late June, me and Thomas Tibert have decided to revitalize the dormant label Highbrow Lowlife. It was never really sent to the final rest, but after the limited CD release by Sinnelag, Sj√§labr√§nning (2011), it was definitely time to take a break.

But... We have so much material in the archives and now also a much better distribution network for digital releases, so there's really nothing there to stop Highbrow Lowlife from becoming a very smooth vehicle for our musical expressions – new as well as old ones.

There will be physical/tangible releases too, mainly vinyl, but that takes slightly longer to strategize. So we'll begin slowly but surely by making as much material as possible available digitally.

The first release will be an EP called I Travel. Genesis Breyer P-Orridge reads a trippy poem to music that was originally made for our joint album Wordship (2004), but the EP also contains two remixes. The release date is August 15th, so stay alert!

We have just now fixed our own YouTube channel, where we'll post old as well as new films by Cotton Ferox, White Stains and other relevant acts/people. The first video posted is I Travel F-Side. Enjoy! To see it in a slightly better quality, please go straight to the clip.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HWzb2sSXoVI


A Highbrow Lowlife website is also being structured and will hopingly see the light of day late August.

Thanks for being interested. Stay tuned and you'll be provided with a lot of mind bending music!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

From Genesis: Pre-order your limited edition deluxe copy of our new biographical photo book



Order at http://www.firstthirdbooks.com/books/genesis-breyer-p-orridge/

BORN NEIL ANDREW MEGSON IN 1950, REBORN
AS ARTIST GENESIS P-ORRIDGE IN 1971, REBORN ONCE AGAIN AS A GENDER-ERASING PANDROGYNE WITH H/ER OTHER HALF LADY JAYE SINCE 1993 – GENESIS BREYER P-ORRIDGE HAS NEVER LET ART, LIFE OR EVOLUTION STAND IN THE WAY OF IMAGINATION. WORKING WITH FIRST THIRD BOOKS, ARTIST LEIGHA MASON AND MUSIC JOURNALIST MARK PAYTRESS, GENESIS HAS DRAWN TOGETHER A CONTROVERSIAL LIFETIME OF MEMORIES
IN A SPECIAL PACKAGE AVAILABLE TO ONLY
333 CUSTOMERS WORLD-WIDE.
THIS DELUXE EDITION, ON PRESALE FROM 13 JULY, INCLUDES:
  • a 323 page book, printed in Italy, in 6 colours (including silver Pantone) on 170gm Gardamat paper in 20cm x 27cm hardback, with a white linen spine, a mat varnished embossed cover and offering
    • more than 350 selected images from h/er very personal archives and portraits from renowned international photographers
    • an introduction by Mark Paytress exploring the motivations that drive Genesis to surrender h/er physical body to art
    • personal commentary by Genesis on photographs throughout the book.
    • The book will be numbered and signed by Genesis, and the first 100 buyers may request a personalised message (no longer than 100 characters).
  • a 96 page catalogue of h/er artworks and h/er collaborations with Lady Jaye, many appearing in a current retrospective at the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, USA.
  • three 7 inch singles, pressed on colored (white, orange and silver) vinyl with original picture labels and presented in specially-designed record sleeves. Four tracks have been created specifically for this project, and the third single is comprised of conversations recorded by Mark, with both Genesis and fellow pandrogyne Lady Jaye.
  • a 51cm square poster of intimate and explicit Polaroids revealing Genesis and Lady Jaye’s exploration of their bodies in their spiritual quest. Suitable for framing, but not for the easily-shocked.
  • The deluxe edition is housed in a linen bound Japanese-inspired presentation box with a cut-out PTV logo and weighs over 2.5 kilos.
GENESIS HAS SELECTED H/ER UNSEEN AND PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHS TO ILLUSTRATE H/ER JOURNEY OF LIFE AS CONTINUOUS CREATIVITY. H/ER TIME WITH LEGENDARY BANDS THROBBING GRISTLE AND PSYCHIC TV ARE INCLUDED, AS ARE MANY OF THE MYRIAD BAND MEMBERS OVER THE DECADES LIKE SLEAZY, JOHN BALANCE, DAVID TIBET, AND ALEX FERGUSSON. FANS LOOKING FOR CATEGORICAL PHOTO HISTORIES OF THE COMPLETE BAND LINEUPS SHOULD SEEK SOLACE ELSEWHERE, BUT APPRECIATORS OF GENESIS’S PHYSICAL AND PSYCHIC EVOLUTION WILL BE ENTHRALLED BY THIS SPECIAL TESTAMENT TO A LIFE SPENT EXPLORING THE OUTER LIMITS OF CREATIVE EXPRESSION. THE DELUXE EDITION WILL BE READY FOR SHIPPING FROM 23 SEPTEMBER 2013. VIVA LA EVOLUTION!
THE STANDARD EDITION, CONSISTING OF THE 323 PAGE BOOK AND LIMITED TO 990 COPIES, WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER FROM 13 AUGUST 2013.
 £233.00 + P&P
Deluxe editions for all titles are available exclusively through this website.
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Friday, July 12, 2013

QUEER FILM SUMMER CAMP: JARMAN’S SEBASTIANE, PRESENTED BY GENESIS BREYER P-ORRIDGE


QUEER FILM SUMMER CAMP: JARMAN’S SEBASTIANE, PRESENTED BY GENESIS BREYER P-ORRIDGE

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Event:
Queer Film Summer Camp: Jarman’s Sebastiane, Presented by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
Start:
July 13, 2013 7:00 PM
End:
July 13, 2013 10:00 PM
Organizer:
Greg
Phone:
646 457 0859
contact@bgsqd.com
Updated:
June 23, 2013
Venue:
Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Phone:
646 457 0859
Address:
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Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St.New York, NY10002United States
genesis and sebastiane
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge will introduce Derek Jarman‘s Sebastiane (1976), the second film in the Queer Film Summer Camp series, presented by the Bureau and Peter Hargrove (see below).
IMDB page for Sebastiane
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.
www.genesisbreyerporridge.com

The Bureau of General Services—Queer Division and Peter M. Hargrove, President of Hargrove Entertainment, Inc., proudly present Queer Film Summer Camp, a series devoted to queer films, or films viewed queerly. Queer Film Summer Camp will take place at the Bureau on the nine consecutive Saturday evenings in July and August. An exciting array of film critics and historians along with other queer and queer-friendly NYC-based arts professionals will introduce each film with a brief lecture.
Suggested donation of $10
Drinks will be served at 7 PM
The introductory lectures will begin at 8 PM
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