Paper Magazine just published an extensive piece on Genesis Breyer P-Orridge’s life and art. An excerpt reads:
“‘Isn’t the body really just another tool for which you can experience sensation?’
“‘It’s what you can give back to the species, in the hope that it improves everybody’s experience of being alive,’ s/he says. ‘And the body is not the person.’ As Lady Jaye used to say, ‘The body is a cheap suitcase that carries around the consciousness.’ The body may wear out or betray itself until someday it is discarded, but consciousness doesn’t.
“In recent years, P-Orridge has endured a prolonged battle with leukemia. Earlier this year, s/he said he/r live shows with Psychic TV in Europe would likely be he/r last, after touring and playing for 50 years. Whether you find inspiration or repulsion from he/r art and beliefs, what does it mean to lose a voice like P-Orridge’s? While s/he is still here, he/r revolutionary thoughts on what motivates us — gender, body, politics, money, love —all matter. And they will continue to once he/r physical body is not here.”
Read the whole magilla when you’ve got the time: