Other, Like Me

  • Documentary
  • 1h 20m

Fra performance-kunst til øredøvende industrial. Historien om pionererne Throbbing Gristle, fortalt for første gang på film af kunstnerne selv.

Fra performance-kunst til øredøvende industrial. Historien om pionererne Throbbing Gristle, fortalt for første gang på film af kunstnerne selv.

Den engelske arbejderby Hull kunne næsten ikke have haft et mere passende navn. Et passende sted for et nihilistisk avantgarde-kollektiv, der aggressivt konfronterede alle tænkelige tabuer: sex, pornografi, vold og selvlemlæstelse, i slutningen af 1970’erne. Men COUM Transmissions var kun begyndelsen. Med kunstneren Genesis P-Orridge og Cosey Fanni Tutti i front blev COUM til det visionære og komplet uregerlige industrial/noise-band Throbbing Gristle, der blev udpeget af en chokeret konservativ politiker som ‘the wreckers of civilisation’. De mange sjældne arkivklip taler for sig selv.

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 uncompromsing industrial/noise band Throbbing Gristle, who were famously named ‘the wreckers of civilisation’ 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.

Director

Dan Fox

Language

English

Subtitles

No subtitles

Countries

United Kingdom, United States

Studios

Willow Glen Films, BBC