Friday, October 12, 2007

Lady Jaye, RIP

Yesterday a message posted on the official Genesis P-Orridge website announced the death of his partner and collaborator: "Lady Jaye died suddenly on Tuesday 9th October 2007 at home in Brooklyn, New York from a previously undiagnosed heart condition which is thought to have been connected with her long-term battle with stomach cancer. Lady Jaye collapsed and died in the arms of her heartbroken "other half" Genesis Breyer P-Orridge."

Lady Jaye and Genesis P-Orridge (Coum Transmissions, Throbbing Gristle) were in the midst of an ongoing life-art project to make them look more alike through matching breast implants, haircuts, enlarged lips, and other body modifications. The aim was to merge their identities into a single "pandrogynous" being, named Breyer P-Orridge.

In other Orlan-esque news, the Associated Press today picked up a number of stories about Cypriot artist Stelarc's surgery, despite the fact that it happened over a year ago. The performance artist, born Stelios Aroadiou, is best known for his early performances where he was strung up via hooks thru his flesh. Last year the artist had an ear surgically implanted inside his arm.

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