Genesis Breyer P-Orridge will teach a class as part of MoMA’s 2010 Summer School Programme.

The COUM Transmissions, Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV lynchpin is one of several big-name figures from the art world – along with Marina Abramović, choreographer Steve Paxton – set to share his wisdom at the second annual Summer School, a series of “workshops, lectures and discussions” taking place a the museum’s PS1 space in Brooklyn.

For the workshop hosted by the “pandrogynous”, 62-year-old P-Orridge, participants will be “expected to look with great honesty and openness at the emotional journeys of their life to date and explore the creation of an intimate, personal, magical language.”

The deadline for applications is July 20; more information can be found here. Each workshop/class/lecture will culminate in a presentation open to the public on September 9.

In related news, Dais Records this month continue their authorised trawl through the vast P-Orridge archive with the release of What’s History, a record that they describe “an industrial classic ahead of its time”. Recorded in ’81 by Porridge and filmmaker Dan Landin, in the former’s Hackney bedroom, it’s a quirky, absorbing set of improvisations and tape experiments – arguably it has much in common with the work of Steve Beresford and Gareth Williams as it does with Throbbing Gristle.

Originally released as a cassette on Austrian tape label Nekrophile in ’83, and credited to Genesis P.Orridge and Stan Bingo, Dais have put together a definitive edition of the album on vinyl, limited to 500 copies and out now. More information here.

 

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