Psychic TV playing Rubin Museum (where Genesis Breyer P-Orridge has an exhibition)
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge of Psychic TV and Throbbing Gristle, currently has an exhibition, titled Try to Altar Everything, which is running though August 1 at NYC’s Rubin Museum:
Try to Altar Everything, a selection of paintings, sculptures, and installations, will explore the ways that Hindu mythology and Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley have influenced the artist and h/er work.
Both Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Nepal itself have long shirked the confines of “either/or.” Hybrid traditions are a fixture of life and culture in Nepal, as people may even identify as Hindu and Buddhist at the same time. Genesis, along with h/er late wife Lady Jaye, underwent physical alterations to create an elective and creative gender identity through their practice of Pandrogeny. The idea of identifying as both sides of a categorical option resonates with Nepalese approaches to identity and religion, as well as with Breyer P-Orridge’s own artistic practice, grounded in devotion and ritual.
Incorporating new works produced in Nepal, Try to Altar Everything will also give visitors opportunities to personally interact with the artist and engage with the provocative themes of self-expression and devotion.
There’s an interactive element to the exhibition too. The public is invited to bring small items for Genesis to incorporate into altars, and Genesis will personally answer telephone calls in the gallery at spontaneous times. You can follow Rubin Museum on Twitter to find out when he’s there and more info is here.
Also part of Try to Altar Everything will be a Psychic TV performance at The Rubin Museum on July 15 where they will, again, perform a live soundtrack to Derek Jarman’s In The Shadow of The Sun as well as other songs. Tickets are on sale.