Change Itself – An Art Apart: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

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A new film in the An Art Apart series has been finished: Change Itself – An Art Apart: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge. How to make a film about someone who’s led such an adventurous life and been so productive for 50 years? Genesis probably deserves an entire series of documentaries, but I have at least tried to compress the general overview into one single film. Not easy! The result is now ready to be screened, and will be released on VOD and DVD in August.

”To sum up the life and work of British artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge is close to impossible. Not only because of the wide range of artistic disciplines, but also because of the timespan, since the mid 1960s to the present day, that has been saturated by hundreds of records, thousands of concerts, exhibitions, interviews, videos, spoken word performances, collages, sculptures, philosophy, cultural engineering, occultism and radical transgender concepts. A couple of descriptions are still valid after these 50 years of active creativity and provocation. P-Orridge is a romantic existentialist and a cultural engineer. Everything is both work as such and seed for cultural and behavioural change.”
 

CHANGE ITSELF – AN ART APART: GENESIS BREYER P-ORRIDGE (TRAILER) from Carl Abrahamsson on Vimeo.

 

The Mystery of Life – An Art Apart: Gustaf Broms

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A new film in the An Art Apart series has been finished: The Mystery of Life – An Art Apart: Gustaf Broms. Gustaf is a dear old friend of mine and an amazing artist. His films, photos and performances defy ”normal” contemporary art in many ways, and his entire attitude is a healthy example of what can be done with vision and ingenuity. The film is now available for screenings, and will be released on VOD and DVD in August.

”Swedish artist Gustaf Broms has, since the early 1990s, developed a symbolic language in order to help him understand his own being. On an adventurous journey stretching over photography, filmmaking, sculpting, collaging, music making and on to performance art, his artworks and the process become pieces of a puzzle that constitute not only the human being called Gustaf Broms but also human life itself in general. The grand scale of Broms’ ambitions signals a willingness to share his highly experimental attitude and its findings with other people. Thus his persona as an artist grows into something more ambitious, yet at the same time more undefined. The multifaceted expressions of his work seem to contain the very same theme, the very same question: where exactly lies “self” in the human being? Who exactly are we and which tools do we need to find out?”

 
 

The Mystery of Life – An Art Apart: Gustaf Broms (trailer) from Carl Abrahamsson on Vimeo.

 

Upcoming screenings

Things are moving along at a great pace and there are several Trapart Film screenings/events up ahead.

April 1st: Berlin, DE. Screening/introduction of Sub Umbra Alarum Luna and talk: ”Psychic States of Cinema”, at Neukölln’s finest: TOPICS.

April 9th: Gothenburg, SE. Screening/introduction of Sub Umbra Alarum Luna at FOLK.

April 14th: Copenhagen, DK. Screening/introduction of Silent Lips at Husets Biograf.

April 15th: Copenhagen, DK. Screening/introduction of Change Itself – An Art Apart: Genesis Breyer P-Orridgeat Husets Biograf.

April 23rd: Birmingham, UK. Screening of Sub Umbra Alarum Luna at the Flatpack Festival. Please note that Carl will not be present at this event.

April 29th: Skopje, MK. Screening/introduction of Silent Lips at the Skopje International Film Festival. Plus workshop with Carl Abrahamsson for Macedonian film students.