Released in 1982 by mail order only the First Transmission of The Temple ov Psychick Youth, the fictional cult of Psychic TV progenitor Genesis P.Orridge is often described as "brutal" and "unsettling". It was banned in several countries for its graphic depictions of ritual self mutilation and body modification.
The First Corruption utilizes the source material of the First Transmission pushed through a process of hand manipulating the data of a video file in order to create eruptive patterns of video distortion and corruption.
Violent and obscene footage is rendered into organic abstractions of color and form. Arrhythmic and twitchy these shapes evolve, bloom and disintegrate under the unfolding mathematics of the video codec.
Raymond Salvatore Harmon