Boyd Rice ‘Iconoclast’ – Film screening
ICONOCLAST: BOYD RICE
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“Boyd Rice was my mentor”
– Marilyn Manson
Four hours in length and six years in the making, Larry Wessel’s documentary about the “Godfather of Noise Music”Â and industrial music pioneer has several screenings lined up for August 2011 ”â sadly none of them are in easy reach for his UK audience.
August 20 ”â Anthology Film Archives, New York
August 21 ”â Anthology Film Archives, New York
August 24 ”â 12th Melbourne Underground Film Festival
”ËICONOCLAST’ is an epic view of the controversial life of American underground artist/musician Boyd Rice.
Currently finishing his forthcoming NON album set for release on Mute in 2012, Boyd recently performed in the UK at the Roundhouse for Mute’s Short Circuit festival.
Boyd Rice first came to prominence in the 1970s as one of the founders of the genre known as Industrial Music. Since then, Rice has enjoyed a career spanning four decades, encompassing the worlds of pop culture, music, art, and film. He has been dubbed ”ËThe Godfather of Noise Music’, authored several books, exhibited his art in a number of one-man gallery shows, and even lectured at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, despite having been a high-school dropout.
Told through the words of the provocative raconteur himself, ‘ICONOCLAST’ is a roller coaster ride through the fevered mindscape of one of the most controversial artists of the modern age. From Charles Manson to Marilyn Manson, tiki bars to industrial noise, this kaleidoscopic magnum opus features dozens and dozens of interview subjects, including filmmaker Allison Anders, televangelist Bob Larson, satanist Blanche Barton, and disc jockey Rodney Bingenheimer.
“My life, says Boyd Rice, “is a testament to the idea that you can achieve whatever the hell you want if you possess a modicum of creativity, and a certain amount of naivetÃÂ© concerning what is and isn’t possible in this world. I’ve had one-man shows of my paintings in New York, but I’m not a painter. I’ve authored several books, but I’m not a writer. I’ve made a living as a recording artist for the last 30 years, but I can’t read a note of music or play any instrument. I’ve somehow managed to make a career out of doing a great number of things I’m in no way qualified to do.”