A revealing memoir from a pioneering industrial music and visual artist who inspired generations of outsiders, rebels, and risk takers.
Genesis P-Orridge is a founder of artistic collectives, the inventor of industrial music and a maker of experimental music in Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV, with more than 200 musical releases. Genesis was called a "wrecker of civilization" during a session of British Parliament, is the co-instigator of the Pandrogeny Project, and is a global icon in the avant-garde art scene. Their archives were recently acquired for the permanent collection of London's Tate Modern. They live in New York City. Tim Mohr has cowritten bestselling memoirs by Gil Scott-Heron, Paul Stanley, and Du? McKagan, as well as a forthcoming memoir with Joe Walsh of the Eagles. His own book, Burning Down the Haus, a history of East German punk rock, earned praise from Rolling Stone, Billboard, NPR, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and others. He lives in New York City.
"Genesis was continually breaking new ground and developing new
projects with the aim of short circuiting received ideas, chipping
a hole in the carapace, questioning everything: religion,
education, nationality, sexual identity to find the reality behind
the society of the spectacle. Gen was always going forwards. It is
fascinating to read the back story, finally told."
--Barry Miles "bestselling author"
"Genesis P-Orridge--a mystifying vanguard with a gift of prophecy. Nonbinary is thee definitive oracle from the heart of the indefinable."--Wesley Eisold "musician, poet, and author"