P-Orridge & Abrahamsson
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge: Sacred Intent
Sacred Intent gathers conversations between artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and longtime friend and collaborator, the Swedish author Carl Abrahamsson. From the first 1986 fanzine interview about current projects, over philosophical insights, magical workings, international travels, art theory and gender revolutions, to 2019’s thoughts on life and death in the the shadow of battling leukaemia, Sacred Intent is a unique journey in which the art of conversation blooms.
With (in)famous projects like C.O.U.M. Transmissions, Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV, Thee Temple Ov Psychick Youth (TOPY) and Pandrogeny, Breyer P-Orridge has consistently thwarted preconceived ideas and transformed disciplines such as performance art, music, collage, poetry and social criticism; always cutting up the building blocks to dismantle control structures and authority. But underneath the socially conscious and pathologically rebellious spirit, there has always been a devout respect for a holistic, spiritual, magical worldview – one of “sacred intent.”
Sacred Intent is a must read for anyone interested in contemporary art, deconstructed identity, gender evolution, and magical philosophy. The book not only celebrates an intimate friendship, but also the work and ideas of an artist who has never ceased to amaze and provoke. Also included are photographic portraits of Breyer P-Orridge taken by Carl Abrahamsson, transcripts of key lectures, and an interview with Jacqueline “Lady Jaye” Breyer P-Orridge from 2004.
Please note: this book is available for pre-ordering. It will be dispatched approximately February 22nd, 2020.
Standard Edition: 148 x 210 mm, 320 pages, perfect-bound paperback. Price: 300:- SEK.
Hard Edition: 160 x 216 mm, 320 pages, hard-bound with jacket. Limited to 77 hand-numbered copies (nos. 24-100). Price: 500:- SEK. Please note: The Hard Edition is SOLD OUT.
Psychick Edition: 160 x 216 mm, 320 pages, hard-bound with jacket. Limited to 23 hand-numbered copies (nos. 1-23). Included are also one photographic print of Breyer P-Orridge, taken by Carl Abrahamsson in 2004, and one bonus surprise mystery print. Both prints are signed by respective artists, and are in size 210 x 297 mm. Please note: The Psychick Edition is SOLD OUT.
Sinclair & Abrahamsson
Cut To Fit The Mouth
“Cut To Fit The Mouth” was the first album by Vanessa Sinclair and Carl Abrahamsson to be released (on cassette by Arcana Machine, 2017, and on digital by Highbrow Lowlife, 2018). This special Trapart Editions release consists of a standard version (16 copies) and a boxed, deluxe version (7 copies).
The standard edition consists of one CD, one information sheet, one textual sheet, and one photograph of the artists performing live at the opening of their exhibition “Cut To Fit The Mouth” in Sundsvall, 2019, assembled in a special Highbrow Lowlife envelope. This version is limited to 16 numbered copies. Price: 230:- SEK.
The deluxe edition contains the same items as the standard edition, plus one facsimile sheet of the cassette release’s special collage, one extra photo of VS & CA, one copy of the cassette released by Arcana Machine, plus one unique cut-up signed by Vanessa Sinclair. All of these items are housed in a sturdy and elegant box. This version is limited to 7 numbered copies. Price: 1000:- SEK.
A collaboration with Highbrow Lowlife (catalog number HILO-034). For more information about their other releases, please visit:
Of related interest:
Artworks from the “Cut To Fit The Mouth” exhibition are available both as Editions Prints (Prints) and original, unique artworks (Unique Works).
The Lunacy DVD contains bonus material in the form of promotional films from “Cut To Fit The Mouth” and “Switching Mirrors.” (Films)
A massive monograph that elegantly displays Söderberg’s watercolour work of the past decade. From explorations of the Occult, over Anthroposophy, Victorian pornography, Germanicism, Austin Osman Spare, and on to Catholic iconography, Söderberg consistently creates images that tell a much fuller story; from evocative portraits of key people to landscapes, psychedelic, geometric systems and architectural presentations. Söderberg’s visual acumen relays a constantly searching mind, and one that also finds and paints, in order to evaluate not only what has been but also what is yet to come. A truly magical and stunningly potent monograph.
Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Skärhamn, 2020. Hardbound with wrapper, 168 pages. 23 x 29 cms. Texts by Bera Nordal and Fredrik Söderberg.