In honor of the U.S. launch of the new biographical photo book, Genesis Breyer P. Orridge, Sunday Sessions is pleased to present an afternoon celebration including performances by Genesis herself and a myriad of close friends and artists.
The event showcases classic films by Genesis Breyer P. Orridge and new films by Leigha Mason. Musician Tamaryn Djs throughout the afternoon. The event culminates with two exciting live performances by Starred and Genesis’ most current and legendary group Psychic TV / PTV3, accompanied by visuals from Jeanne Angel and Sam Zimmerman.
Born Neil Andrew Megson in 1950, reborn as artist Genesis P-Orridge in 1971, and once again as pandrogyne with h/er other half Lady Jaye since 1993 – Genesis Breyer P-Orridge has always been an advocate of the merging of art and life. Working with First Third Books, artist Leigha Mason, and music journalist Mark Paytress, Genesis has assembled a controversial lifetime of memories in a spectacular book of images.
MoMA PS1’s acclaimed VW Sunday Sessions performance series welcomes visitors to experience and participate in live art. Since its founding in 1976, MoMA PS1 has offered audiences one of the most extensive programs of live performance in the world. VW Sunday Sessions highlights artists responding to contemporary social and political issues through a wide variety of creative and critical lenses. Encompassing performance, music, dance, conversation, and film, the series develops and presents projects by established and emerging artists, scholars, activists, and other cultural instigators. With a focus on artists that blur and break traditional genre boundaries, VW Sunday Sessions embraces the communities in New York City that create and sustain artistic practice.
Since 2012, VW Sunday Sessions has presented a commissioning program resulting in new work by Trajal Harrell, Mårten Spångberg, Anne Imhof, Tobias Madison and Matthew Lutz Kinoy, Hannah Black, and Colin Self. Additionally, the VW Dome Artist Residency offers a platform for creative development and experimentation for artists at all stages of the creative process.