EP 103 MW Genesis P-Orridge – Try To Altar Everything

Genesis P-Orridge isn’t easy to write about.  An extremely prolific, variously pronoun-ed, transmedia artist and philosopher who, by design, changed course at will, projects expanding, contracting, abandoned when they got too popular.  It’s hard to boil down a life like Gen’s, and I think that’s what Gen would have wanted.  To exit the ‘cheap flesh suitcase’ of the material world and leave as legacy an undefinable life that defies catch-phrase-worthy descriptions, maintaining, in life and death, what Gen called a “state of flux”.  

In 1976 though, Genesis P-Orridge was given a label that might stick.  Conservative Member of Parliament Nicholas Fairbairn called Gen and the other members of their COUM Transmissions collective “wreckers of civilisation.”

REFERENCES:

BOOKS:

NON BINARY

THEE PSYCHICK BIBLE

OCCULTURE – Carl also reads this essay here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uc7Ug2S_Pwc Carl Abrahamsson: “The occultural methods and mutations of Thee Temple Ov Psychick Youth”)

ARTICLES & INTERVIEWS:

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/aug/29/genesis-p-orridge-throbbing-gristle

https://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/31620/1/genesis-p-orridge-altar-everything

https://www.bightofthetwin.com/#about

A Clip from the art film/documentary The Ballad of Genesis And Lady Jaye – full film is available on iTunes etc.

MY TOP 3 FAVOURITE PSYCHIC TV SONGS: