THE LAST SLOGAN (limited edition) – Jean Pierre Turmel & Nicolas Ballet
Published by Timeless Edition – 2022 – France
22 x 30 cm – 192 pages in colours – Hard cover
Limited Edition of 100 copies.
All texts are in English language.
This is the Limited Edition of The Last Slogan which is presented in an alternative clothbound cover silkscreened in 4 colors (designed by Laurence Dupré). This version includes an exclusive artzine entitled Paranoia Club.
This first issue is a testament and a homage to the vast influence Genesis Breyer P-Orridge had on both French and British alternative culture. Paranoia Club #1 features visuals designed by members of the art collective Bazooka (Kiki Picasso, Loulou Picasso, Lulu Larsen, Ti5dur), and also by Yves Von Bontee, Marc Caro, Bruno Richard, Marie Losier, Nicolas Ballet, Rainier Lericolais, Pierre Belouin, Florian & Michael Quistrebert, Vivien Turmel, Val Denham and Jym Daly aka Eden 23.
The Last Slogan pays tribute to one of counter-culture’s single most iconic figures of the past fifty odd years, someone who has over the course of he/r career influenced countless fellow artists and theorists.
Comprised of an exclusive unpublished interview with the artist conducted by Nicolas Ballet in 2016, theoretical texts on he/r work, and archival documents from the personal collection of Jean-Pierre Turmel.
The Last Slogan offers a completely new perspective on the work of Genesis Breyer P-Orridge.The book collects multiple letters sent by Genesis to Jean-Pierre Turmel (Sordide Sentimental label headmaster) from the mid-1970s till early 1990s. These unique personal archives provide an unequaled insight into Genesis Breyer P-Orridge’s life-long journey via a deeply intimate correspondence with a close friend and associate, an intellectual sparring-partner of sorts, in which the artist discusses he/r inner thoughts, strategies, doubts and plans without any of the usual control filters.