Rare photographs, interviews and material from the TG and early PTV days.
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In the late 1970’s, in the midst of the ultra-creative punk era, Swedish photographer Lars Sundestrand created his now legendary fanzine Funtime from his home in Gothenburg. The idea was to share with others the bands and artists he himself was inspired by. One of these multifaceted artists was British agent provocateur Genesis P-Orridge. At the time, P-Orridge was leading the groundbreaking record label Industrial Records and the influential band/project Throbbing Gristle (TG). Sundestrand and P-Orridge quickly struck up a personal correspondence overflowing with information and artistic substance. When P-Orridge moved on to the new music/video project Psychic TV (PTV, and its radical, magical sister organisation Thee Temple Ov Psychick Youth, TOPY) in the early 80’s, Sundestrand was right there in the midst of it.
To Become Who You Are is a collection of Sundestrand’s beautiful and revealing photographic portraits of all the key people of the era, plus letters, postcards, Industrial Records newsletters, rare artwork, TOPY information and magical ”propaganda,” and much more. Interviews with Genesis P-Orridge, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Monte Cazazza, David Tibet and others reveal what was truly going on in this mind-bendingly influential era of experimental art and music.
For anyone interested in industrial music and sex-magical culture, this volume is a treasure trove of inspiring material. Read it and be challenged to finally become who you are!
Published 2019. 216 pages, size 210 x 250 mm. Hardcover with dust jacket.