March 11, 2019 - e-flux - Genesis P-Orridge needs your help
March 11, 2019



Genesis P-Orridge needs your help

Genesis P-Orridge needs your help

Dear Friends,

The music of Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV, and Genesis P-Orridge has inspired and touched people since 1975. Genesis P-Orridge has made an incredible contribution to culture, and we hope that we can have her with us for many years to come.

Sadly, Genesis P-Orridge has been battling leukemia for the last year. A few days ago, she was admitted to the hospital, as she was unable to breathe without oxygen. Genesis's lungs have become blocked with fluid, which her doctors had previously attempted to remove with a suction needle. This failed, as the fluid has become too viscous and thick. Genesis now needs to undergo full surgery to clean out her lungs—a serious and potentially life-threatening procedure.

Genesis's decades-spanning work in liberating consciousness is why occulture exists as a social movement, rather than the activity of a few isolated individuals. That includes everything from creating industrial music in the early 1970s and championing acid house in the 1980s, to popularizing Austin Spare's sigil method, advancing Burroughs and Gysin's occult methods for breaking social control, and forming Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth to liberate magick from the British establishment and bring it to working-class people around the world. These are all activities for which Genesis already paid a high price, culminating with being forced into exile from Britain in 1991.

Today, Genesis made a request on Instagram for you to send compassionate and healing energy to her to assist in the success of her surgery, as well as visualizing her surgeons succeeding in cleaning out her lungs. She has also requested that you visualize her girlfriend Susana Atkins smiling and happy tonight, after the surgery. If you can, please take a few moments this morning and throughout the day to visualize the success of Genesis's surgery and her return to health.

Genesis currently lives on little to no money. Despite her incalculable contributions to culture, esoteric transgression does not pay a pension or provide a safety net. She faces mounting medical bills and is plowed under by day-to-day expenses. Outside of occasional DJ or band gigs (which she is no longer healthy enough to do), she has no income. This means that she is currently living only on donations.

Genesis currently has a GoFundMe set up, which is her primary source of income. Please assist with a contribution—whatever is appropriate for your current situation—to aid in Gen's speedy recovery, medical bills, and return to health. Additional information can be found here.


Jason Louv

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