Had the opportunity tonight to watch this documentary about Genesis Breyer P-Orridge of Throbbing Gristle.

Genesis and her partner Lady Jaye underwent a series of medical operations in order to become closer in appearance to one another. The Ballad tells their story.

This film is about love, music, art (the expression and power of fetish, alternative, and avant-garde), gender/sexuality, and the narrative of being human. I recommend to all, keep your mind open and you won’t regret it. I was sincerely moved by Genesis and Faye’s devotion to art as expression of the self, and to each other.

Side-note: Genesis’ work extends much from the work of William S Burroughs, namely the “cut-up” technique, what we might call today a sort of “remix”.