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November 5, 2017

21:30
Documentary by Marie Losier
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Rivoli - Auditório IAC

The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye recounts the extraordinary story of the artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and his wife and artistic partner, Lady Jaye, who out of love decided to blend into one entity. A major New York avant-garde artist of the past 30 years, considered one of the founders of industrial music, Genesis has challenged the limits of art and biology. In 2000, s/he began a series of surgical procedures to resemble Lady Jaye, in an artistic project called Creating the Pandrogyne. The film recounts this ultimate act of love, which, to this day, is still the riskiest, most ambitious and most subversive performance of Genesis. The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye was the first feature film by director Marie Losier, who was present at the Fórum do Futuro’s first edition, in 2014, to discuss "cinema as a reinvention of the possible." The film will be introduced by the rapper and activist Mykki Blanco and the curator Stanley Schtinter, who will also be in conversation the following day at the Fórum around themes central to Genesis’s work such as gender, identity and technology. The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye was exhibited at numerous festivals and received in 2011 the IndieLisboa’s Grand Prize.