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sábado, 17 de diciembre de 2011

The basic premise in all my work has always been, if I think about something and it seems to make sense, to project it into the public arena of popular culture. To see whether it survives or not in its own right, to see what happens and what is confirmed and denied and what creates interesting interactions and confrontations. To use popular culture as the alchemical jar to see what happens. Why I have to do that, I don't know. It's just been a drive for so long.
(…) We found that people began coming to the gigs dressing like us. They'd come in army surplus and caps and put TG patches on. We triggered something and observed it and then encouraged it. We thought, "Let's see what happens when it's not the Bay City Rollers or the New Kids on the Block." Here we are playing with this dark shadow side, but it's the same pop phenomena, with people wanting to feel that they belong and state their allegiance in terms of popular culture and ideas by how they look. Let's not be afraid of that and let's not be aloof from it, let's explore it and push it even more.
GENESIS P ORRIDGE (rest of the interview here)

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