Genesis Breyer P-Orridge: Sacred Intent
Conversations with Carl Abrahamsson 1986-2019
P-Orridge & Abrahamsson
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.
Standard Edition: 148 x 210 mm, 320 pages, perfect-bound paperback.
Hard Edition: 160 x 216 mm, 320 pages, hard-bound with jacket. Limited to 77 hand-numbered copies (nos. 24-100). VERY few copies left!
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. VERY few copies left!
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