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.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Gen's eulogy for Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson

Genesis asked me to share this touching tribute to sleazy with you all...


27th February 1955 – 24th November 2010

You never expect to be writing a eulogy about your deepest and beloved friends when you meet them and they glide into your loops of L-if-E so sleekly, so boldly and with such confidence that it is like one of Nature’s perfectly designed dynamic creatures following its instinct home to where it began. You never expect to hear, without forewarning, that you have lost another dear and treasured member of your chosen, freely embraced famille.

We have written several pages already trying to write a eulogy/obituary. But it read too dry. It turned into being about facts and dates and becomes a fake entry in Wikipedia! That’s not what we are feeling and it’s NOT what we want to give to Sleazy at this horrible moment that shocked everyone so unexpectedly. My dear friend Bee in Bangkok emailed me the news. “Sleazy died in his sleep lasty night Genny”. What do you say? FUCK! It is the slap of a hand on a wall, the crash of a fist on a kitchen table, it is the utter failure of our words to express a feeling! Your mind slides into turmoil. How? What now? Who knows? …Over and over. Who will take care of him? We imagine Bee, and various of his beloved extended famille that he nurtured, supported and cared so deeply for in Bangkok. Sleazy had built his special paradise there. He died there in his haven, amongst his friends, with his dogs, as gentle and peaceful as death can be for we humans. He went to sleep and never woke up perfecting.

We had the great fortune to visit Sleazy at his previous “compound”. A beautiful place to retreat too in between the hectic, stressful life of “work”. With my friend HannaH we had come from Kathmandhu where we had done a puja for Lady Jaye who passed away in 2007. Sleazy had prepared an air conditioned room. Clean linen. Peace and quiet. Food appeared miraculously, clothes were laundered…we had gin and tonics in his “dipping pool” every day at 4pm and we talked of death and loss. Sometimes he held me gently in his arms as we cried. He spoke of Jjonn and how hard that loss had been. We’d both been through a horror of finding our “Other Half” dying at our feet and both been treated awfully by the cops on the scene. My lifelong friendship with Sleazy deepened even further into an unbreakable bond of love as we relived this together and we have treasured ever since those days in Thailand.

We had, needless to say, always loved Sleazy since those early times when we all found his new “real” name so easily adopted. Of course, all families, even those spawning wreckers of civilization, have their little squabbles and minor issues over the years. What is amazing is that our chosen famille (Chris, Cosey, Sleazy and me) weathered thirty-six years despite being attacked and hammered by international newspapers, TV media, the Legal Establishment, and music, art and other rivals. Despite all our various trials and tribulations, “something special almost magical would happen to TG onstage” as Cosey says. The mysterious chemistry that made TG so unique as a unit.

Sleazy was an astounding talent. During his prolific phase with COIL he developed new visionary methods of mixing sound and video in ways akin in their radicalism to Rembrandt’s breakthrough with catching light itself within the oil and pigment. For me it is his deftness and precision with minutely accurate sounds or shadows that made him so worthy of the honoured name “Master”.

Sleazy was a huge part of my life creatively during our 36 year friendship. He joined COUM; was an incalculable part of the process and experiment that was and remains TG.; he followed me into Psychic TV to collaborate in two classic albums with Alex Fergusson, Ken Thomas and myself; with Monte Cazazza he actively brainstormed concepts and attitudes towards the creation of Thee Temple Ov Psychick Youth. During that first year or so of T.O.P.Y. a young schoolboy called Geff Rushton turned up at my house in Beck Road Hackney. He wanted an interview about “sex magick”. We called Sleazy and said,”We think YOU will be the perfect person to be interviewed by Geff, will you do it?” , because Sleazy wasn’y keen on interviews much back then. Anyway, Geff went, Sleazy did the interview and “one of them got the job”. This turned out to be Sleazy’s “BIG LOVE” and they both went on to create COIL and be a huge worldwide influence on what became, with the parallel influence of David Tibet (also named during his bootcamp times with PTV and TOPY) known as DARK FOLK etc.

Talking of influences, it was Sleazy who discovered Mr Sebastian in 1980 without who we, and hundreds of TOPY Individuals, PTV fans and readers of the Research Book “Modern Primitives” wouldn’t have been pierced.

Sleazy loved Bangkok and Thailand. He had been visiting regularly for several years before deciding to move there permanently after Jjonn/Geff passed on. While we were spending time in 2009 with him we were pretty sick from the intense emotional stress of our ceremony in Nepal for the reliving and releasing of a beloved. Sleazy became a source of every suture for my heart, loving sustenance for my soul. He nurtured me with words of wise counsel garnered from his own similar and tragic losses. There had been a long sometimes desolate expanse between the seventies and now. But we had both crossed our abyss and we were blessed by Sleazy’s loving nature gto be able to accept his gentle embrace and, crying like a child we often are, be able to lovingly say to him, “I HAVE GOT MY FRIEND BACK.” Many times, since then, we have stopped during hard times, confusing times, and we think of Sleazy and how his mastery of light went from cameras to hearts and souls, and that makes me smile and laugh. Which is as he would wish. We loved Sleazy in all he did...

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge nyc, Nov 2010.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Ebay rarities...

I don't know how many of you might scan ebay for GPO related items but Some rare and curious objects have recently been popping up...including this issue of  NANAVESH zine #5

To get the info on NANAVESH here is the original post here on the archive
a rarity indeed!

personally,I am also itching to get my hands on this PTV3 "breaking sex" shirt that passed me by...
But, i am getting constantly outbid!!GAH!


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

UPCOMING Solo-presentation of work by:Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE Miami beach Dec 2-5


Solo-presentation of work by:
Booth 610

NADA Art Fair
December 2-5, 2010
The Deauville Beach Resort
6701 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach

14A Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002

Notes straight from Gen on the Dec 9th PTV3 New York show

Notes on the Upcoming PTV3 december 9th show Emailed to me by Gen Hi/rself! Let me know who will be attending!

PTV3 are rehearsing intensively this coming week, developing a whole new set that WILL include an expanded "Maggot Brain" and other surprises. Sam Zimmerman and Jeanne Angel will be developing a whole new video lightshow too. They have created amazing videos for PTV3 since it reactivated in 2003, for Thee Majesty's "CREATION RECREATED" at The Pompidou and for my "BACKWARDS SPIRAL" performance for the Serpentine Gallery as parts of Hans Ulrich Obrist's "MAPS Marathon" at The Royal Geographical Society as part of FREIZE Arts Fair in October. The line-up of PTV3 on December 9th 2010 at Club EUROPA in Williamsburg, New York will be the same as the last European Detour. That is:

ALICE GENESE on Bass Guitar and vocals.
MORRISON EDLEY on Drums, percussion and samplers.
JESS STEWART on Keyboards, flute and vocals.
JEFF "Bunsen" BERNER on Lead Guitars and vocals.
GENESIS BREYER P-ORRIDGE on Vocals and electric violin.

Bryin Dall and his crew will be there too, supporting as 4th SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE. As to what our Thee Majesty buddy will be playing, we have no idea but we DO know they've been rehearsing and creating music for several weeks and they are a deeply pure expression of L-if-E and contemplation through sounds, music and words.

PTV3 will have a special merchandise table with rare posters, Psychick Bibles, art catalogs of "30 YEARS OF BEING CUT-UP", rosaries, Psychick Cross pins, Pandrogeny Dog Tags, Pandrogeny "rubrics" cubes, ONE TRUE TOPI TRIBE embroidered patches and lots of other rare recordings, memorabilia and accessories. So bring extra cash as you may never get a chance to aquire these items again!!!

Fresh off the press we have a very limited number of our latest 12” record “Alien Brain Vs. Maggot Brain” on pink and white ‘brain splatter’ vinyl!

Tremendous flyer for the show created by Edward “Edley” ODowd which will be available at the gig as a 24” x 18” concert poster. Limited edition of 46!

New One True Topi Tribe patches avalaible at the show!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanks! state of thee archive address!

A quick note just to state a thanks for the overwhelming support of this has certainly surpassed all my expectations. I began this archive over a year ago with no real-expectations and I have been blown away by the amount of emails I receive on a daily basis and the interest in this blog from around the world.Thank you!

Gen's art certainly covers a wide span...for years online I saw many questions posted from many who had an interest, but no idea where to start, or were unaware of the different eras.There is a HUGE body of work to cover! I hope I have been able to bring answers to those seeking as well as attention to the entire body of work of an artist who has certainly changed my perceptions over the years and influenced me as well as many, many others!

AS WE CONTINUE ON...I would like even more contributions from you...I see a great many people checking out thee archive daily. If you happen to have a piece of ASTORY that i have missed, send it my way! Pictures or other info from recent events, as well as past, send it my way!

Recently Bryin Dall (thee majesty) informed me that Genesis had been trying to reach me for some time. That Gen h/irself would ever become aware of this project was certainly unexpected when I began. To have Gen tell me how impressed s/he was with the archive was quite the experience indeed. Gen has sent along a few things I shall be adding to the archive here and there, and I hope is able to continue to do so, as I am truly dedicated to making this the most comprehensive archive of all things Genesis p-orridge!
Thank you..

Added some flyers to the "flyers" section...!

Added some flyers to the "flyers" section...! Check em out here

Friday, November 12, 2010

"30 Years of Being Cut Up" Book signing with Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE

Thursday, November 18 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm

 Desert Island Bookstore
540 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Thursday November 18th

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
"30 years of Being Cut Up" book signing with the legendary artist and performer with lots of archival material available for purchase!

view the facebook invite for the signing here!/event.php?eid=177271368953787

Friday, November 5, 2010


Statement from

Dear Friends,

We have seen and heard various inaccurate, erroneous, even sometimes libelous speculations about why we felt compelled to drop out of the current Throbbing Gristle tour. As a result we intend to address these matters in full as soon as possible. We hope that what we state now, and later, will be clear, will not fan the flames of destructive gossip, will not seem negative and will reduce an somewhat dramatic situation into a simpler story. We want to make it clear right now that we did not, and have no wish to quit TG. Obviously there is more involved than just that simple statement. Personally, at this point of my life, my position is that the inner workings and dynamics of any band, but especially of TG, are as intimate, unique and most of all complex as they are within any family. Unfortunately, even at the level TG occupy in popular culture, band business becomes potentially everyone’s business. We all know the internet has amplified the speed of distribution of “information” almost as fast as it has accelerated the decline of accuracy worldwide. We have no interest in pointing fingers (or is it claws?) at various people or sites and accusing them of letting the cat out of the bag. Bickering is never attractive, not one on one nor within the realms of an ever expanding media fueled by smart phone technologies and laptops. As soon as we have composed a written version of what series of events we believe led to my feeling unable to remain part of THIS short tour by the re-grouped TG that feels acceptable we will post it here.

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

December 9th: WFMU co-presents Psychic TV at Europa -New York

Opening act will be Bryin Dall's (Thee Majesty,Boodle Boy) band 4th Sign of The Apocalypse and more!

With Genesis Breyer P-Orridge now out of Throbbing Gristle, the focus is back on Psychic TV/PTV3, and the only American show of 2010 happens on Thursday, December 9th at Europa (98-104 Meserole Ave., Greenpoint/Brooklyn).
 WFMU will be co-presenting the show along with Scenic and Edward O'Dowd. Tickets are on sale here (it is not, by the way, a benefit for WFMU). Psychic TV's direction in the last years has waded deeper into psychpunk realm, especially evidenced on their latest, Alien Brain Vs. Maggot Brain (Vanity Case label), and live shows have been a visual treat as well.