Bight of the Twin, an experimental visual and musical journey, tells the story of musician and artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and filmmaker Hazel Hill McCarthy III’s journey to Benin to explore the origins of the Vodoun (Voodoo) religion. Transcending assumptions of what it means to be “gendered,” Orridge and h/er late wife Lady Jaye underwent a series of surgical procedures to become physically identical to one another, seeking to perfect a gender-neutral state. In Benin, twins carry sacred meaning and are venerated as gods. Through a series of sacrifices and ceremonies, Genesis reaffirms an eternal bond with Lady Jaye, a deeply inter-dimensional connection of Western civilization and African ritual. The sonic landscapes are by Coum Transmissions, Throbbing Gristle, PTV, and DJM[REX. Q & A with filmmaker Hazel Hill McCarthy III and Bight of the Twin’s Douglas J McCarthy following the screening. Presented as part of TBA 17, September 7–17.
There is special pricing for this film; $10 for general admission, $8 for members.