Thursday July 17 | 8 PM | $5-$10 sliding scale

THE BALLAD OF GENESIS AND LADY JAYE, Marie Losier, 2011, 72 min
preceded by BIM BAM BOOM, Marie Losier, 2013, 12 min
// Marie Losier in person for Q&A! //

Highlighting the wacky while playing down the distasteful, Marie Losier’s playful profile of the English musician and artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and his second wife, Lady Jaye takes a lighthearted look at the things they did for love. – The New York Times

One of the best movies of 2012 – The New Yorker

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 COUM Transmissions, Throbbing Gristle, and Psychic TV, all of which merged performance art with rock music. 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 sexreassignment surgeries in order to more closely resemble his love, Lady Jaye. It was the ultimate act of devotion, and Genesis’s most risky, ambitious, and subversive performance to date: he became a she in a triumphant act of artistic self-expression. This is a love story, and a portrait of two lives that illustrate the transformative powers of both love and art.

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