Friday, June 25, 2010

Locrian Perform To A Screening of Scott Treleaven's "Last 7 Words" film featuring Genesis Breyer P-Orridge: July 10 @ Light Industry, Brooklyn, NY

Date: Saturday, July 10, 2010
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Light Industry, 177 Livingston Street Brooklyn, New York
Cost: $7, tickets available at the door

Chicago-based experimental drone metal outfit, Locrian, perform at Scott Treleaven's "The Touching of Hands" exhibit. The group will be performing their piece "Visible/Invisible" as part of the artist's "Last 7 Words" (2009) video, Treleaven's affectionate and ethereal Super-8 portrait of Breyer P-Orridge*. Locrian will also be performing a separate set at the end of the exhibit. Read more information about the show below.

*"Breyer P-Orridge" is the 3rd Being createx by the collaborative fusion of the artists Lady Jaye & Genesis of which they are each an active half.

The Touching of Hands
Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 7:30pm

“The title for the show comes from a remark that Gysin made to Genesis, and Genesis to me: that magical training can only be passed on by the touching of hands.” — Scott Treleaven

An evening of solo and collaborative projects by Scott Treleaven and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, focusing on the shared influence of artist and mystic Brion Gysin. Gysin’s close friendship with Breyer P-Orridge, and in turn her friendship with Treleaven, has over time given rise to a number of aesthetic and philosophical affinities found in the work of all three, communicated from one to the other by direct contact.

Each has explored, in his or her own way, the nature of extreme mental states, ideas of eros and thanatos, and modern applications of occult thought. Permutations of the cut-up technique, invented by Gysin in the 1950s, can be found in the reordering of visual information by both Breyer P-Orridge and Treleaven. A preoccupation with the legend of the Cult of the Assassins led to Gysin collaborator William Burroughs’s novel The Wild Boys, Breyer P-Orridge’s collective Thee Temple Ov Psychick Youth and, later, Treleaven’s The Salivation Army, his VHS classic about a mid-90s movement centered around a Wild Boys/Psychick Youth-inspired zine. All demonstrate what Treleaven calls a “pre-Web concept” of “total intimacy and privacy, unmediated by uncontainable social networks.”

Tonight's program will consist of rarely-seen Temple Ov Psychick Youth ritual videos (circa 1990), a newly completed piece by Breyer P-Orridge, Weird Woman (2010), and The Salivation Army (2002).

About Light Industry

Light Industry is a venue for film and electronic art in Brooklyn, New York.

Developed and overseen by Thomas Beard and Ed Halter, the project has evolved into a series of weekly events, each organized by a different artist, critic, or curator.

Conceptually, Light Industry draws equal inspiration from the long history of alternative art spaces in New York as well its storied tradition of cinematheques and other intrepid film exhibitors. Through a regular program of screenings, performances, and lectures, its goal is to explore new models for the presentation of time-based media. Bringing together the worlds of contemporary art, experimental cinema, new media, documentary film, and the academy (to name only a few), Light Industry looks to foster an ongoing dialogue among a wide range of artists and audiences within the city.