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Other, Like Me: The Oral History of COUM Transmissions and Throbbing Gristle

Thu, Nov 4 / 7pm
Sat, Nov 6 / 3pm
Directed by Marcus Werner Hed & Dan Fox
2020, UK/USA, 82 min

From performance art to deafening industrial music. The story of the pioneers Throbbing Gristle, told for the first time on film by the artists themselves.

The grey and depressing British industrial town Hull was a suitable place for a nihilistic avant-garde collective, which at the end of the 1970s aggressively confronted every conceivable taboo: sex, pornography, violence and self-mutilation. But COUM Transmissions was only the beginning. Led by the artists Genesis P-Orridge and Cosey Fanni Tutti, COUM soon mutated into the visionary, transgressive and absolutely uncompromising industrial/noise band Throbbing Gristle, who were famously named ‘the wreckers of civilization’ by a shocked conservative politician. Throbbing Gristle reinvented music by destroying it, and has to this day set an untouchable standard of radical otherness. The many rare archival clips already speak for themselves, but Other, Like Me is an oral history narrated by the former members on screen for the first time. – CPH:DOX

Presented in partnership with send+receive: a festival of sound.

 

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