We Are a Mirror (feat. Douglas J McCarthy) is taken from Detroit House Guests, the latest album by ADULT. - out now on Mute.

Directed by Hazel Hill-McCarthy III.
Edited by ADULT.

Detroit House Guests is a collaborative project, conceived by ADULT. in the early 2000s. The album features collaborations with a whole host of musicians and artists – Douglas J McCarthy from Nitzer Ebb, Michael Gira from Swans, Shannon Funchess from Light Asylum, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe aka Lichens, Austrian thereminist Dorit Chrysler and multidisciplinary artist Lun*na Menoh.




Breadwoman Tales & Trails

Breadwoman & Other Tales are the collected recordings of a language arising. It is the sound and document of Anna Homler divining speech, lyrical fragments, and melody for music composed, mixed, and engineered by Steve Moshier. It’s 1982 and Anna is driving an ocean blue classic Cadillac to meet renowned poet and playwright Deena Metzger in Topanga Canyon, Los Angeles. Passing a non-descript desert patch where tall wheat and mustard flowers grow, Anna opens her mouth and sings in a salient stream of rhythmic, melodic sound.
Breadwoman is a storyteller — she’s so very old she’s turned into bread. Breadwoman says: If you don’t try to understand, you will. She is the voice, and the voice is cosmic reality’s musicality. Through Breadwoman & Other Tales, we hear material meet mythos.

Music from Breadwoman & Other Tales.

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They're Just Words
(featuring Douglas J McCarthy)


Directed: Hazel Hill McCarthy III
Edited: N.Kuperus
Special Guest: Biba Bell

Detroit House Guests is a collaborative project, conceived by ADULT. in the early 2000s. The album features collaborations with a whole host of musicians and artists – Douglas J McCarthy from Nitzer Ebb, Michael Gira from Swans, Shannon Funchess from Light Asylum, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe aka Lichens, Austrian thereminist Dorit Chrysler and multidisciplinary artist Lun*na Menoh.

69 Worldwide
features Genesis Breyer P-Orridge in a new video by Hazel Hill McCarthy III

Cultural engineer, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (Throbbing Gristle; Psychic TV; Thee Majesty) features in a new video for the Los Angeles based clothing company, 69. It was shot by Angeleno director, Hazel Hill McCarthy III (Bight of the Twin). The soundtrack is by Douglas J. McCarthy (Nitzer Ebb; Fixmer/McCarthy).

Traveling across a sumptuous blue landscape we find P-Orridge in a shamanistic trance being ritually disrobed and then clothed in flowing 69 denim. P-Orridge's scarred and tattooed body writhes like a serpent. H/ER long nailed fingers hide a small but obviously precious object. Sleazy tribal drums pound repetitively as P-Orridge falls backwards in slow motion, landing on the safety of an enormous denim cushion S/HE is enveloped by the fabric. Slowly H/ER hand rises to reveal a small wooden doll, also immaculately dressed in 69. It is a Joumeaux, created for P-Orridge by a Vodun priest in Ouidah, Benin, West Africa. It is the object that holds the spirit of Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge, P-Orridge's late beloved wife.


** Genesis identifies as a non-gender person through a process called Pandrogyne, self-referencing as WE, H/ER, S/HE.

NOWNESS PRESENTS:
Genesis P-Orridge and Lady Jaye: Twins Entwined

As part of her latest project, Bight of the Twin, Los Angeles-based artist and filmmaker Hazel Hill McCarthy III offers a glimpse into the work of avant-garde performer and “cultural engineer” Genesis Breyer P-Orridge.

Bight of the Twin

Long-time friends and collaborators, director Hazel Hill McCarthy III and cultural engineer Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, explore the relationship between Vodun and Western secular art and performance by trying to answer the question of “what is embodiment?” The filmmakers traveled to Ouidah, Benin looking for an up close, insider’s view of one of the world’s oldest religions through the radical exchange of beliefs and ideas with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge. Beginning as an investigation, the nature of the project changed when Genesis was serendipitously initiated into the ‘Twin Fetish’—a tradition within Vodun that honors twins and has some surprising parallels to Genesis’ own artistic practice. Through these ceremonies, Genesis reaffirmed an eternal bond with h/er late wife and Pandrogyne partner, Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge, an activation of a complete state. In filming, the nature of the film changed from simply being a catalyst for audiences to gain a wider understanding and acceptance of Vodun, to being itself, Vodun—an object that has been activated by creation. Here, in this visual collage from the film, Genesis elaborates on this.

Directed by Hazel Hill McCarthy III
Produced by Hazel Hill McCarthy III, Douglas J. McCarthy, and Tiffany Naiman
Co-Produced by Lewis Teague Wright
Music Composed by DJMREX and COUM Transmissions
Sound Design and Music Production by Ken "Hiwatt" Marshall
Cameras Operated by Hazel Hill McCarthy III, Lewis Teague Wright, Douglas J. McCarthy and Eric Nordhauser

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