Friday, July 29, 2016
9:30 PM–11:15 PM
1968, USA, Roger Vadim, 98 min.
Introduced by Genesis Breyer-P-Orridge.
Satisfy your summer wanderlust for the cosmic, cool, and transgressive. Travel with Barbarella, a voluptuous forty-first-century astronaut played by a scantily clad Jane Fonda, as she seeks the renowned scientist Durand Durand on planet Lythion, where a new sin is invented every hour. Along the way Barbarella meets a lesbian queen who makes her fantasies come to life in her Chamber of Dreams and encounters the Excessive Machine, designed to drive its victims to death through physical pleasure.
“During her mission, Barbarella never finds herself in a situation where it isn’t possible to lose at least part of her already minimal dressing.” —Kim Newman, Empire Magazine
This film was selected by the artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, whose exhibition Try to Altar Everything closes August 1.
About the Speaker
For nearly half a century Genesis Breyer P-Orridge has been questioning the meaning and substance of identity through artistic endeavors, willful reincarnation, and physical shapeshifting. Try to Altar Everything, a selection of paintings, sculptures, and installations, will explore the ways that Hindu mythology and Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley have influenced the artist and h/er work.
Free to members