The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye
Directed by: Marie Losier
2012 | USA/Germany | 65 mintues | Unrated
Friday, March 15, 2013, 7pm - 9pm
Saturday, March 16, 2013, 7pm - 9pm
An intimate, affecting portrait of the life and work of groundbreaking performance artist and music pioneer Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV) and his other half and collaborator, Lady Jaye, centered around the daring sexual transformations the pair underwent for their "Pandrogyne" project.
Genesis P-Orridge has been one of the most innovative and influential figures in music and fine art for the last 30 years. A link between the pre- and post-punk eras, he is the founder of the legendary groups Throbbing Gristle, and Psychic TV. But that’s just the preamble to the story. Defying artistic boundaries, Genesis has redefined his art as a challenge to the limits of biology. In 2000, Genesis began a series of sex reassignment surgeries in order to more closely resemble his love, Lady Jaye. It was the ultimate act of devotion, and Genesis’ most risky, ambitious, and subversive performance to date. This is a love story, and a portrait of two lives that illustrate the transformative powers of both love and art.