History’s laughing at you because you haven’t learned anything from it. You, whose history has blood, executions, mass murders, the holy Crusades, “hallowed be my name”… You’re full of fucking blood. You’re gravediggers to the future. — Lydia Lunch, “Disease of the Night,” 1996
On the occasion of the release of Beth B’s bracing, transfixing, inspiring documentary film LYDIA LUNCH—THE WAR IS NEVER OVER, the singular No Wave rocker and spoken word artist will perform live this week in New York.
See links below for performance and film info.
Friday, July 2, at 8:30 pm
1647 Weirfield Avenue, Queens.
This was me exorcizing my hatred and anger… This was an indictment against authority. I needed to express part of who I was, and that was this black-haired, tantrumizing, sadistic, baby-faced killer. — Lydia Lunch in THE WAR IS NEVER OVER, on starting out in New York
Directed by Beth B.
323 Sixth Avenue (at West 3rd Street), New York City.
From top: Lydia Lunch, photograph by Annie Sprinkle; Lydia Lunch Retrovirus–Art Gray Noizz Qunitet poster by D. Irons, courtesy and © the artist and TV Eye; Lydia Lunch Retrovirus, photograph by Kathleen Fox; Lunch, photograph by Anders Thessing. Images courtesy of Kino Lorber.