Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Locrian, John Zorn, Bill Laswell & others appearing @ the new Museum & elsewhere
DOWNLOAD: Locrian - "Invisible/Visible" (M4A)
Locrian (photo by Lenny Gilmore)
Locrian will play NYC on Saturday July 10th as part of a artist Scott Treleaven's The Touching Of Hands exhibit at Light Industry in Brooklyn. The show will consist of the band playing a full set, as well as performing "Visible/Invisible" (downloadable above) as part of the artist's "Last 7 Words" video, an "affectionate and ethereal Super-8 portrait of [Genesis] Breyer P-Orridge".
The Touching of Hands
Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 7:30pm, $7
...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.
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."
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge will not be in attendance that day, as s/he will be preforming as part of Thee Majesty in Torino Italy on July 10th. However, Genesis will be in attendance for a lecture on Brion Gysin on July 15th as part of a program put on by the New Museum.
Two nights earlier, July 13th, the New Museum hosts a related event - "8pm Dream Machine, A Celebration with performances by York Factory Complaint and John Zorn & Bill Laswell". Flyer for that one below with info on how you can help get a movie about Genesis and Lady Jaye funded...
-- the New Museum will present "Brion Gysin: Dream Machine," the first US retrospective of the work of the painter, performer, poet, and writer Brion Gysin (born 1916, Taplow, UK-died 1986, Paris). Working simultaneously in a variety of mediums, Gysin was an irrepressible inventor, serial collaborator, and subversive spirit whose considerable innovations continue to influence musicians and writers, as well as visual and new media artists today. The exhibition will include over 300 drawings, books, paintings, photo-collages, films, slide projections, and sound works, as well as an original Dreamachine--a kinetic light sculpture that utilizes the flicker effect to induce visions when experienced with closed eyes. "Brion Gysin: Dream Machine" is curated by Laura Hoptman, Kraus Family Senior Curator, and will be on view in the New Museum's second floor gallery.
PLEASE HELP SUPPORT MARIE LOSIER'S FILM
ABOUT GENESIS AND LADY JAYE
"After 5 years of shooting, making costumes, interviews, working on the film on Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, I need some help to make this film happen finally. I need an editor to help shape the film to a good solid story, a sound engineer and transfer of films to HD. The goal is to have the film completed by November so that it's ready for premiering at the Berlin Film Festival in 2011.
In order to meet this goal I need all the support I can get and I'm excited to announce an online fundraiser via Kickstarter.com.
In order to make your support worthwhile, I have included a variety of amazing and unique rewards from Genesis Breyer P-orridge, Invisible Exports, Bernard Yenelouis and Tony Conrad. This is an opportunity to not only help me complete my project, but also get a wonderful piece of artwork to boot!
Here's how the Kickstarter fundraiser works:
1) Go to our Kickstarter page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/marielosier/ballad-of-genesis-and-lady-jaye
2) Take a look at the Rewards and see how much you'd be willing to donate. No matter how small, ALL donations are deeply appreciated.
3) Click on "Back This Project".
4) Enter your amount and select your reward.
5) You will need to sign up with Kickstarter.com.
6) Enter your credit card info using a secure Amazon.com account
I have 90 days to reach my fundraising goal. But, in the end if I don't meet it, you won't get charged.
This is just a small part of what we need to finish our film.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. Pass this info along to any friend, family member, fan club, user group, mailing list who might be interested.
Thank you for all your support!