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Other, Like Me
Institute of Contemporary Arts
January 2022

Other, Like Me, dirs. Marcus Werner Hed & Dan Fox, UK / USA 2020, 82 min., English


Recently screened in abbreviated form on BBC Four, Marcus Werner Hed and Dan Fox’s overdue documentary now arrives at the ICA in its full feature-length edit – telling the story of one of the most uncompromising, original, and important groups of the last 50 years.
 
COUM Transmissions exploded out of Hull in the early 1970s into a country that was in no way ready for them. Fusing confrontational performance art with fierce industrial music (which they essentially invented), Genesis P-Orridge, Cosey Fanni Tutti and their cohort scandalised a nation in the ’70s – and never more so than at their seminal 1976 ICA exhibition Prostitution, a still-controversial landmark moment in post-war British art. 

Some 45 years on, COUM Transmissions and Throbbing Gristle remain as vital as ever – and using both original interviews and rare archive footage, Hed and Fox have at last told their singular story.

Other, Like Me screens exclusively at the ICA.
 
09:40 pm
Fri, 07 Jan 2022
Cinema 2
08:45 pm
Sat, 08 Jan 2022
Cinema 1
08:45 pm
Sun, 09 Jan 2022
Cinema 1
09:00 pm
Tue, 11 Jan 2022
Cinema 1
06:30 pm
Wed, 12 Jan 2022
Cinema 2
09:00 pm
Thu, 13 Jan 2022
Cinema 1

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