Video by Tom Powel Imaging
An interview with Genesis P-Orridge about the video piece: Blood Sacrifice. In this discussion, key components of the work are isolated and dissected, in order to examine with finer detail the subtle psycho-symbolic resonance gracefully interwoven within the video, the accompanying prints, and the perfumed vial of blood. Themes explored include Nepalese culture and religion, psychic phenomena, alchemy, magic, and the conquering power of Love.
Blood Sacrifice will be on display February 17 - March 25, 2012 at Invisible-Exports for the BREYER P-ORRIDGE solo show "I'm Mortality."
About Blood Sacrifice:
Blood Sacrifice is a valentine to a love both lost and enduring. The video, of two perfume bottles filled with blood, is presented in three views. One bottle slowly crumbles and leaks its contents onto the bandage-like muslin below. The liquid slowly spreads, eventually reaching over and encircling the intact bottle.
The blood in each bottle is real. The intact bottle contains that of Lady Jaye Breyer, the first gift given to Genesis P-Orridge as their courtship began. The second bottle contains Genesis’ blood from her breast implant, given to Lady Jaye a few years later.
Beginning in 2003, Lady Jaye and Genesis actively devoted themselves to Pandrogreny. A declaration of intent and depth of commitment, this project explores re-union and re-solution of male and female to a perfecting hermaphroditic state. This includes having cosmetic surgeries that blur the lines between their sexes and bring them nearer to being physically one, serving both as a gesture to an all-consuming romantic love and a reminder that evolution is not at an end.
Four years into the project, Lady Jaye passed away. But she and Genesis continue to collaborate as BREYER P-ORRIDGE, putting into question not only the limits between self and other but also life and death. Blood Sacrifice is the most recent chapter of this story, operating as a poetic questioning of mortality and eternal love.
Blood Sacrifice is an edition of three. Each video comes in a box containing a portfolio of blood prints, as well a vial of blood.
This video was produced with TOM POWEL IMAGING. Special thanks to Nathan Maxwell Cann.
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