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.
Fri, 07 Jan 2022
Sat, 08 Jan 2022
Sun, 09 Jan 2022
Tue, 11 Jan 2022
Wed, 12 Jan 2022
Thu, 13 Jan 2022
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