genesis and sebastiane

Queer Film Summer Camp: Jarman’s Sebastiane, Presented by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

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Queer Film Summer Camp: Jarman’s Sebastiane, Presented by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
July 13, 2013 7:00 PM
July 13, 2013 10:00 PM
646 457 0859
June 23, 2013
Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
646 457 0859
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Strange Loop Gallery, 27 Orchard St., New York, NY, 10002, United States
genesis and sebastiane

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge will introduce Derek Jarman‘s Sebastiane (1976), the second film in the Queer Film Summer Camp series, presented by the Bureau and Peter Hargrove (see below).

IMDB page for Sebastiane

The cultural engineer Genesis Breyer P-Orridge is an avant-garde anti-hero whose remarkable body of underground work reminds us that when you believe something, artistic integrity demands that you live by it too. In 2007 h/er partner Lady Jaye BREYER dropped h/er body. Since that time Genesis continues to represent the amalgam BREYER P-ORRIDGE in the material “world” and Lady Jaye represents the amalgam BREYER P-ORRIDGE in the immaterial “world” creating an ongoing interdimensional collaboration. Their work documents the physical alterations s/he and the late Lady Jaye, endured within their project Pandrogeny, about re-union and re-solution of male and female to a perfecting hermaphroditic state. Genesis is one of the most rigorous and relentless agents of the postwar Anglo-American vanguard, interrogating the meaning and substance of identity in a peerless half-century program of willful reincarnation and shape-shifting. Embracing the body as not simply the vessel but the site of the avant-garde impulse, BREYER P-ORRIDGE has reinvented and reintroduced h/erself again and again—as Fluxus pioneer, groundbreaking performance artist, inventor of industrial music, “wrecker of civilization,” essayist and theoretician, and, most recently, as pandrogyne.


The Bureau of General Services—Queer Division and Peter M. Hargrove, President of Hargrove Entertainment, Inc., proudly present Queer Film Summer Camp, a series devoted to queer films, or films viewed queerly. Queer Film Summer Camp will take place at the Bureau on the nine consecutive Saturday evenings in July and August. An exciting array of film critics and historians along with other queer and queer-friendly NYC-based arts professionals will introduce each film with a brief lecture.

Suggested donation of $10
Drinks will be served at 7 PM
The introductory lectures will begin at 8 PM