Psychic TV releasing ‘Snakes,’ returning to BK Night Bazaar during the holidays; Breyer P-Orridge art exhibit in NYC
Image from BREYER P-ORRIDGE & PIERRE MOLINIER exhibit
Post-punk legends Psychic TV will release a new album, Snakes, in November. You can hear some of the music from it via an album trailer, watchable below. Are you staying in NYC (or visiting) between Christmas/Hanukkah and New Years Eve? So are Psychic TV who will, like last year, play two nights at Brooklyn Night Bazaar on December 26 & 27. No word on openers yet, but mark your calendars accordingly. The shows are free. The band also have some dates in Europe this month and all are listed below.
Meanwhile, PTV frontperson Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and the late French artist Pierre Molinier have a joint art exhibit on display now through October 12 at Invisible Exports on the Lower East Side. They both share an interest in blurring the gender line in extreme ways. Here’s a bit about Molinier:
Molinier (1900-1976) was a postwar artistic renegade born into belle époque France, a shape-shifting and iconoclastic self-fetishist, too bold and strange and self-directed an artistic visionary to fit perfectly at home among even the Surrealists, who were his closest radical ilk and his most sympathetic admirers. As a young artist, Molinier established himself as a painter of landscapes, but moved quickly to daring erotic collage and ultimately embarked on a now-legendary project of photomontage self-portraits of himself as a transvestite. They are a mesmerizing series of theatrical images exploring a labyrinthine, refracted identity, many involving dolls, dildos, and prosthetic limbs as “props,” that used Molinier’s own body as central malleable medium for a whole new range of expressive gestures that remain riveting and brave today, and inspired much later figures from Cindy Sherman to Ron Athey. In a retrospective assessment, the Independent called him “a transvestite Baudelaire who rather than words, chooses as his medium the corset, the mask and the chain.”
Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 11am-6pm, and by appointment. It opened this past Friday (9/5), have you been?
PTV tour dates are listed, along with the album trailer, below…
Psychic TV – 2014 Tour Dates
Saturday, September 13: Valada, Portugal — Reverence Festival
Tuesday, September 16: Brussels, Belgium — Beursschouwburg
Thursday, September 18: Bucharest, Romania — Control Club
Saturday, September 20: Berlin, Germany — Gretchen
Sunday, September 21: Paris, France — La Gaité Lyrique
Friday, December 26: Brookyn, NY – Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Saturday, December 27: Brookyn, NY – Brooklyn Night Bazaar