THE BALLAD OF GENESIS AND LADY JAYE

Directed by: Marie Losier

 Admission: $8

Genesis P-Orridge is infamous for his outstanding impact on the music industry as a founding member of the influential bands Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV. P-Orridge was also a provocative performance artist, and this playful experimental documentary chronicles the most extreme performative project he undertook: the “Pandrogyne Project,” in which P-Orridge and Lady Jaye underwent plastic surgery and other body transformations to look alike, hoping to become a single androgynous being - physically consuming two lovers into one aesthetically beautiful entity. A unique, untraditional and unconventional story about true love, deep companionship, artistic muse and evolution of identity, Ballad is a fascinating and intimate portrait of redesigning self against the status quo.

 

 

5243 N. Clark St.
60640 Chicago