Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE (b. 1950, Manchester, UK) is an English singer-songwriter, musician, poet, performance artist, and occultist. After rising to notability as the founder of the COUM Transmissions artistic collective and then fronting the industrial band Throbbing Gristle, BREYER P-ORRIDGE was a founding member of Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth occult group, and fronted the experimental band Psychic TV. BREYER P-ORRIDGE has been cited as an icon within the avant-garde art scene, accrued a cult following, and been given the moniker of the “Godperson of Industrial Music”. Select solo exhibitions include Invisible-Exports, Participant Inc., TEAM Gallery, The Rubin Museum, New York; Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg; Los Angeles Institute Of Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles, USA; Galerie Bernhard, Zurich, Switzerland; Christine Konig Galerie, Vienna, Austria; Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium; Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany; Institute Of Contempoary Arts, Royal College Of Art, London, UK. P-Orridge’s works can be found in collections such as The Getty Museum Archives, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; The Tate, Arts Council of Great Britain, London, UK; Museo d’Arte Moderna, Caracas, Venezuela; amongst others. Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE currenly lives in New York, USA.

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Born 1950, Manchester, United Kingdom
Lives and works in New York, USA

 Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018
Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada

2017
Room 40, Brisbane, Australia
Tree of Life, INVISIBLE-EXPORTS, New York, USA

2016
Thee Ghost, Lockup International, Mexico City, Mexico
Blue Blood Virus, INVISIBLE-EXPORTS, New York, USA
Try To Altar Everything, The Rubin Museum, New York, USA

2015
Breaking Sex, Galerie Bernhard, Zurich, Switzerland

2014
Life as a Cheap Suitcase, Summerhall, Edinburgh, Scotland

2013
S/he is Her/e, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, USA

2012
La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, Montreal, Canada
NADA Art Fair Miami, INVISIBLE-EXPORTS booth #305, Miami, USA
I’m Mortality, INVISIBLE-EXPORTS, New York, USA
THEE…NESS: An Evening with Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE, Salvor
Projects, New York, USA

2011
Blood – Sex – Magick, Christine Konig Galerie, Vienna, Austria

2010
Spillage… Rupert Goldsworthy Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2009
30 Years of Being Cut Up, INVISIBLE-EXPORTS, New York, USA

2008
Collaborative Works, Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA

2006
We Are But One…, Participant Inc., New York, USA

2004
Painful But Fabulous, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Regeneration Hex, Ecart Gallery, Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland

2003
Painful But Fabulous, A22 Gallery, London, United Kingdom
BREYER P-ORRIDGE Sigils, VAV Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

2002
Genesis P-Orridge, Galerie Station/Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany

2001
Expanded Photographs 1970-2001, ECART Gallery, Art 32 Basel, Sweizer Mustermesse, Basel, Switzerland
Candy Factory (with Eric Heist), Centre Of Attention, London, England
Candy Factory (with Eric Heist), TEAM Gallery, Chelsea, New York, USA

1995
Genesis P-Orridge-Works, SERFOZO Artadventures, Zurich, Switzerland

1994
Esoterrorist – Retrospective, Rita Dean Gallery, San Diego, USA

1976
Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago, USA
N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, USA
Kit Schwartz Studio, Chicago, USA
Idea Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
Los Angeles Institute Of Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles, USA
Prostitution, Institute Of Contempoary Arts, London, England
Great Building Crack-Up, New York, USA
Akumulatory Gallery, Poznan, Poland
G.P-O Vs G.P-O, Ecart Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
Galleria Borgogna, Milan, Italy

1975
Reform Gallery, Aalst, Belgium K.K. Centrum, Antwerp, Belgium
Stedelijk Academy, Ghent, Belgium Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1974
Marcel Duchamp’s Next Work, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Art Meeting Place, London, England Royal College Of Art, London, England
Academy Of Art, Liverpool, England

1973
Ministry Of Anti-Social Insecurity, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull England

Selected Group Exhibitions
2017
The Disappearing, Nathalie Karg, New York, USA
Eat Code and Die, Lomex, New York, USA
Sleeping on a Skin of a Nightmare, Romeo, New York, USA
SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS, White Box, New York, USA
The Intersectional Self, The 8th Floor | The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, New York, USA
The Christa Project, Cathedral of St. John of the Divine, New York, USA

2016
Baby I’m a Star, Romeo, New York, USA
Masquerade, African masks in traditional and contemporary art, ARTCO Gallery, Aachen Omul Negru, Curated by Aaron Moulton, Nicodim Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
Language of the Birds, 80 WSE Gallery, New York, USA
World Made By Hand, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, USA

2015
Everyone’s Heart is Full of Fire, curated by Martha Kirszenbaum, Fareinheit, Los Angeles, USA
Provocative, The Grand Berlin, Gallery Weekend Berlin, Woreky Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Chercher le garcon, curated by Frank Lamy, MAC VAL, Musée d’art contemporain du Val-du-Marne, France

2014
An Inventory of Lucifer’s Grotto, Jackie Klempay Gallery, Brooklyn, USA
Cemeterium, curated by Regina Rex, Emerson Dorsch, Miami, USA
The Botanica, curated by AA Bronson & Michael Bühler-Rose, INVISIBLE-EXPORTS, New York, USA
William S. Burroughs, Can You Hear Me?, October Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Readykeulous by Ridykeulous: This is What Revolution Feels LikeTM, ICA Philadelphia, USA
BREYER P-ORRIDGE/Pierre Molinier, INVISIBLE-EXPORTS, New York Hyper-resemblances, Wallach Art Gallery, New York, USA
Upstairs/Downstairs, Galerie Neu, Berlin, Germany
Readykeulous by Ridykeulous: This is What Revolution Feels LikeTM, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, USA

2013
His Name is Burroughs, Falckenberg Collection, Hamburg, Germany
I Killed My Father…, Allegra LaViola, New York, USA
White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart, curated by Anthony Elms, ICA Philadelphia, Philadelphia, USA
Celebrating/Concluding, 1:1, New York, USA
Battleground States, curated by Aaron Moulton, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, USA

2012
His Name Is Burroughs, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
Bloodyminded, curated by INVISIBLE-EXPORTS, The Wye, Berlin, Germany Second Skin, VPL, New York, USA
Homoccult & Other Esoterotica, S&S Project, Chicago, USA
NADA New York, INVISIBLE-EXPORTS, New York, USA

2011
Has the film already started?, Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom
A Project by Philip von Zweck for PERFORMA 2011, INVISIBLE-EXPORTS, New York, USA
I am Heathcliff, Dainesinger, Melbourne, Australia
Crazy Lady, Schroder, Romero & Shredder, New York, USA
The Unseen, curated by Adela Leobowitz, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, USA
View on Art Now, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
Readykeulous: The Hurtful Healer: The Correspondance Issue, curated by Ridykeulous, INVISIBLE-EXPORTS, New York, USA
You and Now, Balice Hertling, Paris, France
Transeuphoria, Umbrella Arts, New York, USA
Gloria Hole, The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, New York

2010
Marathon Map, The Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kindom
Decadence Now! Visions of Excess, curated by Otto Urban, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic
Summer Camp II, curated by Billy Miller, Exile, Berlin, Germany
Paradiso, Watermill Center, Watermill, USA
I Punk, You Punk, We Punk, Galerie Ahlers, Gottingen, Switzerland
Putting your Money Where Your Mouth Is… A LOVE STORY, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, USA
Dead Flowers, curated by Lia Gangitano, Participant Inc., New York, USA
Dead Flowers, curated by Lia Gangitano, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, USA
Queer Voice (screening), ICA, Philadelphia, USA
Brooklyn is Burning, P.S.1, Long Island City, USA
Uncontrollable Flesh (screening), Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, USA
Putting your Money Where Your Mouth Is… A LOVE STORY, Renwick Gallery, New York, USA
100 Years of Performance, P.S.1, Long Island City, USA

2009
Between Beach Ball and Rubber Raft, curated by William Gass, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, USA

2008
It’s Not Over Yet, INVISIBLE-EXPORTS, New York, USA
Punk. No One is Innocent, curated by Thomas Mießgang, Kunsthalle Wien, Wien, Austria Keeping Up With the Joneses, Schroeder/Romero Gallery, New York, USA
Panic Attack! Art in the Punk Years, Barbican Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2007
Believers, curated by Elizabeth Thomas and Nato Thompson, Mass MOCA, North Adams, USA
Massiv Analog Academy, Class of 2007, Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne, Germany (with John Kelsey, Lee Williams, Wyndham Lewis)
The Perfect Man, White Columns, New York, USA
Womanizer, Deitch Projects, New York, USA (with Kembra Pfahler, Julie Atlas Muz, E.V. Day, Vaginal Crème Davis, Bambi the Mermaid)

2005
Popisme Episode IV, curated by Frank Lamy, École des Beaux-arts, Tours, France Strangers In The Dark, curated by Bengala, Jana Leo’s Situation, ISCP, New York, USA

2004
None Of The Above, Swiss Institute of Contemporary Art, New York, USA
Eastwing Collection – Urban Networks, Courtauld Institute, London, England

2003
23 Drawings by Timothy Leary & other works, Light Space Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2002
Throbbing Gristle 24 HOURS, Cabinet Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Violence The True Way, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Switzerland. Alumni Group Show, Hunter College, New York, USA

2001
The LP Show, EXIT ART, New York, USA

2000
Death Race 2000, Threadwaxing Space, New York, USA
Group Show, TEAM Gallery, York City
Overcoat Exhibition Action, Berlin, Hamburg, Hanover, New York Volume, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA
From Scratch, Fashion Institute Of Technology, New York, USA
Live In Your Head, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England

1999
Expanded Photographs, Clayton Gallery, New York, USA
The 2nd Annual Portrait Show, Jorgenson Gallery, New York, USA
From A To B (And Back Again), Royal College of Art Galleries, London, England

1998
@ MOMENT A, MOMENT A Art, New York, USA

Selected Press

2016
Schwendener, Martha, “The Christa Project,” New York Times, Dec. 30, 2016.
Battaglia, Andy, “Sound Disposition: A Personal, Peculiar Top 10 of a Memorable Year in Art, Artnews, Dec. 22, 2016.
D’Agostino, Paul, “Salves & Salvos: 2016 Art Highlights,” Brooklyn Magazine, Dec. 20, 2016.
Barry, Robert, “ That Was the Year That Was: 2016 in Art,” The Quietus, Dec. 18, 2016.
Cotter, Holland, “Best of Art 2016,” New York Times, Dec. 7, 2016.
Roberts, Randall, “Psychic TV and Throbbing Gristle co-founder Genesis Breyer P-Orridge ponders the role of the artist in chaotic times, LA Times, August 12, 2016.
Toll, Abigail, “Genesis P-Orridge: The Reincarnations of a True Radical,” Sleek Mag, August 2, 2016.
Disser, Nicole, “In Bight of the Twin, Genesis P-Orridge Travels to Benin, the Birthplace of Voodoo,” Bedford + Bowery, July 19, 2016.
Buhmann, Stephanie, “Buhmann on Art: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Scott Nedrelow, The Villager, July 13, 2016.
Battaglia, Andy, “Could it be magick? The occult returns to the art world”, The Guardian, July 1, 2016.
Hoby, Hermione, “The Reinventions Of Genesis Breyer P-Orridge”,The New Yorker, June 29, 2016.
Okwodu, Janelle, “Genesis Breyer P-Orridge Is the Most Important Part of the new Marc Jacobs Ads”, Vogue, June 22, 2016.
Krasinski, Jennifer, “Genesis Breyer P-Orridge Expands the Self at the Rubin Museum of Art”, The Village Voice, June 22, 2016.
Rosen, Miss, “The Groundbreaking Genesis Breyer P-Orridge Suggests “Try To Altar Everything””, Crave, May 21, 2016.
“Wolf Spiders, Bondage Polaroids, And Crapstraction: Opening Day At Nada New York”, Artnews , May 5, 2016.
Siegel, Evan, “Genesis Breyer P-Orridge Alters the Rubin Museum”, SPIN, April 19, 2016. Pangburn, DJ, “Worship at Genesis Breyer P-Orridge’s Cut-Up Altar”, VICE, April 15, 2016. Pangburn, DJ, “Try To Altar Everything: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge At The Rubin Museum”, The Quietus, April 9, 2016.
“Alternative altar visions”, The Villager, March 24, 2016.
Jovanovich, Alex, “Sui Genesis”, Art Forum, March 15, 2016.
Disser, Nicole, “Talismans, Cut-Ups, and Altered States at New Genesis P-Orridge Show”, Bedford + Bowery, March 14, 2016.
Schwendener, Martha, “Highlights From Asia Week”, The New York Times, March 10, 2016.

2015
De Wolfe, Daniel, “The influence of William S. Burroughs,” Dazed Digital, Jan. 23, 2015.

2014
“Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE: “Life and art are truly the same””, Artrocker, March 16, 2014.
Bloom, Madison, “LOUD & TASTELES: Genesis P-Orridge”, Audio Femme, March 6, 2014.
“Celebrate William S. Burroughs’ 100th Birthday With 12 Cultural Icons on His Influence”, Flavorwire, February 5, 2014.
Burnett, Joseph, “Psychic Hi-Fi: Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE’s Favourite Albums”, The Quietus, January 23, 2014.

2013
“BREYER P-ORRIDGE, Best of 2013”, Artforum, December 2013, p. 75.
Colucci, Emily, “Cut It Up And See What It Really Says: Collage As Subversion At The Brooklyn Museum, Filthy Dreams, Oct. 31, 2013.
Earnest, Jarrett, “Angelic Working, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge,” The Brooklyn Rail, Sept. 4, 2013.
Kyle Petreycik, “GENESIS BREYER P-ORRIDGE SOLO EXHIBIT AT THE WARHOL MUSEUM”, August 7, 2013.
“Artist, musician and provocateur Genesis P-Orridge scores with gender-blending and more at The Warhol”, Pittsburg City Paper, July 24, 2013.
Faradji, Sara, “Breaking Sex and Making Love: The Retrospective Story of Genesis,” The Warhol Blog, July 17, 2013.
Shaw, Kurt, “’Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE’ exhibit examines identity through art”, Trib Live, June 22, 2013.
Busta, Caroline, “All the Best People,” review, Artforum, March 2013
Finley, Klint, “Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE Interviewed by Technoccult Part 2: Pandrogeny”, Technocult, January 10, 2013.

2012
Gavin, Francesca, “Genesis and Gentleman” [Interview], Sleek Magazine, August 10, 2012.
Finley, Klint, “Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE Interviewed by Technoccult Part 1: TOPI Status Update”, Technocult, June 27, 2012.
“10 Shocking Acts by Artists – BREYER P-ORRIDGE Gets Extreme Cosmetic Surgery”, Huffington Post, June 2012.
Akel, Joseph, “BREYER P-ORRIDGE,” Frieze, Issue 147, May 2012.
Papermag, “Preview Victoria Bartlett + Renée Vara’s Second Skin Exhibition, Opening Tomorrow”, May 2012.
Kern, Richard, “Genesis P-Orridge, Cheltenham, 1988”, VICE Magazine, May 2012.
Lieberman, Joshua, “THEE…NESS an evening with Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE and Morrison Edley”, April 30, 2012.
“Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE’s Body of Work”, Hint Fashion Magazine, September 19, 2012.
Maurer, Sarah, “Profile: Genesis,” I Don’t Like Mondays, April 2012.
Piccinini, Amalia, “UN’ARTISTA ITALIANA A NEW YORK Speranze, illusioni e delusioni di una giovane artista”, FlashArtonline.it, April 3, 2012.
Kramer, Gary, “Interview with Genesis P-ORRIDGE,” Around Philly, March 23, 2012.
Johnson, Dominic, “Positive Surrender: An Interview with BREYER P-ORRIDGE,” Contemporary Theatre Review”, March 14, 2012.
Cooper, Duncan, “Respect Yourself: Interview with Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE,” Fader, March 12, 2012.
Musto, Michael, “Genesis P-Orridge On Pandrogyny and Surgery,” Village Voice, March 7, 2012.
Laliberte, Kristian, “New Chanel No. 5 Made with Transgender Artist’s Breast Implant Surgery Blood,” Refinery 29, March 2, 2011.
Ferber, Lawrence, “The Royal We”, Next Magazine, February 29, 2012.
“Intimately Fierce”, Dyke Culture in Bloom, February 29, 2012.
“Coagularis” (cover page), Showpaper, Issue 125, February 22, 2012.
Russeth, Andrea and Dan Duray, “8 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before Feb. 18”, GalleristNY, February 13, 2012.

2011
Dodero, Camille, “Artist Provocateur Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE Lives By the Last Exit to Brooklyn,” The Village Voice, February 16, 2011.

2009
Cotter, Holland, “Art in Review,” The New York Times, October, 2009.
Harris, Janet, “Re-Cutting the Legacy of Genesis P-Orridge” Art in America, September 10, 2009.
Valdez, Sarah, Art in America, November, 2009.
Vilas, Amber, “A Walk on the Lower East Side,” Artinfo, September 15, 2009.
Carlin, T.J., “Art Review,” Time Out New York, September 24—30, 2009.
Orden, Erica, “I Am My Own Wife” New York Art, September 6, 2009.
Kley, Elizabeth, “Gotham Art And Theatre,” Artnet, October 22—25, 2009.
Friswald, Paul, “Calendar Pimp Emergency Broadcast System,” Daily RFT, March 27, 2009. Bonetti, David, “William Gass guest curates at the Contemporary,” St. Louis Today, March 25, 2009.
Baldwin, Rosecrans, “Genesis,” The Morning News
Walleston, Aimee, “Genesis P-Orridge Cuts Many Figures,” Interview, September 9, 2010.
Baron, Zach, The Village Invoice, September 11, 2009.
Johnson, Paddy, “Art Fag City’s 2009 Fall Preview: Gallery Edition,” September 4, 2009.
Armstrong, Liz, “New York-30 Years of Being Cut Up,” Vice, September 9, 2009.
Thomas, Adam O., “Beyond The Body,” Only, September 3, 2009.
“New York Events That Aren’t At Film Forum,” The Awl, September 8, 2009. Artico, September 9, 2009.
Pescovitz, David, “Genesis Breyer P-Oridge art show in New York,” Boingboing, September 9, 2009.
Hultkrans, Andrew, “Due Process,” ArtForum, December 12, 2009.
“Objets d’Art/ Quick peeks into a few LES galleries,” Art Fag City, January 10, 2009.
Russeth, Andrew, “Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE in New York,” Artinfo, September 18, 2009.
“Jet Set Saturdays, Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE at INVISIBLE-EXPORTS,” Artlurker, 2009. Hegert, Natalie, “Around Town With Natalie Hegert,” Artslant New York, September 9—October 18, 2009.
Nighswander, Matt, “Plane Over Mini-Mall,” Jen Bekman, 2009.
Tony, Father, “S/he is My Favorite Pandrogyne: Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE,” The Bilerico Project, September 13, 2009.
Artlog, September 9—October 18, 2009.
Bill, “Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE and the obliteration of Self,” Culture high culture low, October 17, 2009.
Andrew, Current season fall, October 8, 2009.
Eat me Daily, September 10, 2009.
Burket, Brent, “Heart As Arena,” September 9, 2009.
“early fall 2009 art exhibitions: a bricolage (part 1)” Jameswagner.com, 2009.
“Art”, The L Magazine, 2009.
Rice, Traven, “Arts Watch – Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE Back In The Limelight; Bars As Art Spaces,” The Lo-down, September 8, 2009.
Rubino, Chris, “New Events,” Lost At E Minor, September 15, 2009.
Rehm, Cindy, “Cut Up,” The Mouth and The Knife, September 22, 2009.
Wessang, Adeline, “Genesis P-Orridge,” no blah blah, September 21, 2009.
Psyche, “Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE exhibit,” Plutonica.net, October 10, 2009.
Glitz, K.T., “Splinters In Time, Lady Jaye BREYER P-ORRIDGE (1969 – 2007),” Trash Queen Lollipop Rockz, October 9, 2009.
Shannon, Jonathan, “Your perfect Sunday: Dogs on parade, amateurs and Genesis BREYER P- ORRIDGE,” Time Out New York, October 18, 2009.
Shannon, Jonathan, “Your $30 Saturday,” Time Out New York, September 25, 2009.
Cantic, Dave, “Genesis P-Orridge x The Big Cut –Up,” URB, September 10, 2009.

Collections (abridged)

American Arts Documentation Center, Exeter University, UK Architectural Association, London, United Kingdom
Archiv Sohm, Stadtmuseum Stuttgart, Germany
Art Institute, Kansas City, USA
The Bau-haus Collection, Brugg, Switzerland BBC Television, London, United Kingdom
Arts Council of Great Britain, London, United Kingdom
Jean Brown Archive, Tyringham, Massachusetts G.A. Cavellini, Brescia, Italy
Centre of Attention Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Collection of William S. Burroughs, Lawrence, Kansas C.E.A.C. Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Centro de Arte Y Coumunicacion, Buenos Aires, Argentina Rita Dean Gallery, San Diego, USA
Ecart Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
Galerie Fruchtig, Frankfurt, Germany
Galleria Borgogna, Milan. Italy
Peter Getty Jr, Collection, San Francisco, USA
The Getty Museum Archives, Los Angeles, USA
Collection of H.R. Giger, Switzerland
Kunst Academie, Berlin, Germany
Dr Timothy Leary, Los Angeles, USA
Midland Group Gallery, Nottingham, England
Museo d’Arte Moderna, Caracas, Venezuela
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
National Library, Vancouver, Canada
New Reform Gallery, Aalst, Belgium
Panasonic Corporation, Tokyo, Japan
Reflection Galerie, Stuttgart, Germany
Beth Rudin De Woody, New York, USA
Stedelijk Academie, Ghent, Belgium
The Tate, London, United Kingdom
Tripode Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
University of Manitoba, Winnepeg, Canada
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom
The Watermill Foundation (Robert Wilson), Watermill, USA

 

 

 

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