Dear Shaded Viewers,
In 2011 at ASVOFF 4 we screened the documentary The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye by Marie Losier. We were very sad to hear of the passing of Genesis.
The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye documents the modern love story between Genesis P-Orridge — founder of Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV and one of the most influential figures in underground music since the 1970s — and Lady Jaye, his closest artistic collaborator for 15 years. Director Marie Losier trains her sensitive, tactile vision on “Creating Their Pandrogyne”, the couple’s attempt to dissolve the physical boundaries between them and become the same person. Mixing interviews, home movies, and performance footage, Losier brings us nearer to the artists than ever in a playful and moving revelation of a new romantic consciousness.
RIP Genesis P-Orridge