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BREYER P-ORRIDGE — WE ARE BUT ONE

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Our very first “memories” are hand-me-downs from other people. Various events and moments, amusing anecdotes of when we were babies and very small children. Usually stories from a period in our life that we actually cannot recall for ourselves. These are the cornerstones which we begin to add onto, building more conscious, personally recorded, experiential memories. Usually, without much consideration of veracity or motive, we assume those original stories… are true, rather than separately authored and constructed mythologies. Yet, with the best will in the world, they are edited highlights (and lowlights) from another person’s perspective…

If our self-image is primarily built upon the faulty, biased, prejudiced, and highly edited memory recordings of other people, with their own agenda of who we are intended to become… then ways and tools that allow us to seize the means of perception become vital in our fight to construct a self, a character, an identity that is truly and independently our own. Which makes any magic that empowers us to do that, both sacred and profane, a matter of survival.Genesis Breyer P-Orridge*

 

On the occasion of the Pioneer Works exhibition BREYER P-ORRIDGE—WE ARE BUT ONE, join filmmaker Jacqueline Castel—director of a forthcoming documentary about Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth—for an evening screening of archival footage.

See links below for details.

 

 

BREYER P-ORRIDGE—WE ARE BUT ONE

Curated by Benjamin Tischer

Through July 10

Pioneer Works at Red Hook Labs

135 Imlay Street, Brooklyn

 

WE ARE BUT ONE—ARCHIVAL SCREENINGS BY JACQUELINE CASTEL

Thursday, May 26, at 7 pm

Pioneer Works at Red Hook Labs

 

*Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, “Magick Squares and Future Beats,” in Brion Gysin: His Name Was Master, edited by Andrew M. McKenzie (Stockholm: Trapart Books, 2018), 30–31.

See Elvia Wilk on Breyer P-Orridge.

 

 

Breyer P-Orridge, We Are But One, Pioneer Works at Red Hook Labs, curated by Benjamin Tischer, April 15–July 10, 2022, from top: installation view; Touching of Hands, 2016; installation view; Alchymical Wedding, 1997–2012; installation views (2). Photographs by Dan Bradica, courtesy of Pioneer Works.

 

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