Genesis Breyer P-orridge has a strong sense of loyalty.
Currently showing this artist’s exhibition titled, Loyalty Does Not End with Death, this renowned English singer-songwriter, musician, poet, performer and visual artist explores this value and how it influences how we operate in the world.
In summary, this show explores P-orridge’s commitment and loyalty to s/he’s lover and closest collaborator Lady Jaye, who died suddenly in October 2007. Working on a joint art project at the time, the exhibition is a meditation on what P-orridge and Lady Jaye asked of their holistic union and how loyalty tied into that.
In the exhibition, P-orridge specifically asks through the exhibition that we not dwell on them (people who have died) and their lives, or our own fear of death but rather invites us to use some of the concepts in the exhibition to explore ourselves as potential vessels of transcendence.
Pushing the boundaries of mainstream understandingon gender, gender fluidity, life and death concepts, along with a large dose of timelessness, this exhibition sees P-orridge be a cultural provocateur and enact a succession of critical cultural platforms, planted by the curiosities of the mid twentieth century avant-garde, and is more relevant than ever.
Photos by Adam Stone
Organised as part of Midsumma Festival, P-orridge has shown hundreds of exhibitions worldwide in the last 46 years including retrospectives in the Andy Warhol Museum and the Rubin Museum of Art.
Curated by Lawrence English, this exhibition is sure to further your definition of life, death and even gender.
See Loyalty Does Not End with Death at The Substation till the 10 March 2018.
Loyalty Does Not End with Death
Dates: 2 Feb - 10 March
Location: The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am - 5pm