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The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye
© Marie Losier
  • États-Unis | 2011 | 72 minutes | Beta digital
  • Un film de Marie Losier

The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye retrace l'histoire hors norme de l'artiste Genesis Breyer P-Orridge et de sa femme et partenaire artistique, Lady Jaye, qui par amour ont décidé de se fondre en une seule entité. Artiste majeur de l'avant-garde new-yorkaise de ces 30 dernières années, considéré comme l'un des pères de la musique industrielle, Genesis a défié les limites de l'art et de la biologie. En 2000, il débute une série d'opérations afin de ressembler trait pour trait à Lady Jaye, une performance risquée, ambitieuse et subversive. The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye relate cet acte ultime d'amour et de dévotion.

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge has been a key figure of the underground music scene for over 30 years. A cult artist in prepunk and post-punk groups Throbbing Gristle (1975 to 1981) and Psychic TV (1981 to present), he is considered to be the father of industrial music and a pioneer of acid house and techno. Not content with breaking new ground in music, Genesis has also used his position at the limits of society to challenge the very fundamentals of biology. Transformation is, indeed, central to his life. He became a she to resemble his beloved Lady Jaye, now deceased. With peroxide hair, full lips and gold teeth, Genesis does not go unnoticed. A unique life, modeled on his other, Lady Jaye, who remains an integral part of himself. Without subscribing to any movement but living life as the ultimate experiment, he has made his body a work of art. A kaleidoscopic collection of moving surfaces, composed of interviews (Orlan, Peaches, Peter Christopherson), role plays, concerts and his day to day life, comes together to paint a multi-faceted profile of this pioneer of industrial music and in doing so, exposes the abundant yet inherently elusive nature of his creativity.

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  • Le 26 Octobre 2011
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