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Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

(1950–2020) was a poet, musician, performance artist, occultist and one of the most dazzling figures in recent music history. In 1969 s/he cofounded COUM Transmissions, a subcultural group of British musicians, underground filmmakers and action and conceptual artists, which led in 1975 to the ground-breaking industrial band Throbbing Gristle. After the breakup of the band, Breyer P-Orridge founded the experimental band Psychic TV in 1981 with Peter ‘Sleazy’ Christopherson, and participated in the founding of the occult network Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth (TOPY). In the early 1990s Breyer P-Orridge and Lady Jane Breyer P-Orridge initiated their Pandrogeny Project, in which both altered their appearances to appear more like each other, striving to challenge or suspend gender divisions and identifications. The Pandrogeny Project has been continued by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, even after the death of Lady Jane in 2007 www.genesisbreyerporridge.com
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