Lydia Lunch crossed paths with Alan Vega and Martin Rev of the group SUICIDE when she arrived in New York at the age of 16, at the end of the 1970s. The first SUICIDE show she attended was a real shock, a revelation on a form new, theatrical, free, violent, what a concert could take. Since then, a close bond, both artistic and friendly, connects them, she recently performed on stage and on record “Frankie Teardrop” by Suicide and sang in duet with Alan Vega the song “Prison Sacrifice” which closes the album SNIPER by Marc Hurtado & Alan Vega in 2010.
Marc Hurtado, had already reunited Alan Vega and Lydia Lunch on the album RE-UP by Etant Donnés in 1999 and formed with her the project My Lover The Killer in 2013, with which they recorded an album released in April 2016 on Munster Records. They have often performed on stage together in France, Mexico and Europe through a show at the Berlin Opera. In 2020 Marc Hurtado directed the film My Lover The Killer with Lydia Lunch, a cinematic extension of the album of the same name.
Since 2019 Lydia Lunch and Marc Hurtado have joined forces for an event that is a kind of sonic and visual explosion, a shamanic ceremony, where the two artists burn their souls in the volcanic heart of the songs of Alan Vega and Suicide, this performance takes place in front of the kaleidoscopic film INFINITE DREAMERS that Marc Hurtado directed in 2016 with Alan Vega and Martin Rev.
Lydia Lunch is a nomadic gypsy in eternal metamorphosis who has risked her life to nourish her art dozens of times for 35 years. Musician, writer, photographer and performing artist, she burst onto the New York music scene in 1977 with her seminal project No Wave, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks. In search of inspiration and in her multiple collaborations, including Karen Finley, Hubert Selby Jr, Nick Cave, William Burroughs or Virginie Despentes, she has lived in New York, Brooklyn, New Orleans, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, London. She has traveled to 656 cities to perform on stage for concerts, spoken word, installations, clubs, theaters and museums. She has lived in Barcelona for 8 years, drawing inspiration from the surrounding desert and hundreds of ghost towns in Spain, particularly the huge ruins of the Spanish Civil War at Belchite.
Marc Hurtado is a musician, performer, poet, painter, producer and filmmaker who co-founded the French duo Etant Donnés with his brother Eric in 1977. He has produced more than 20 albums and concerts in places like the Kitchen (New York) , the Cartier Foundation (Paris), the Beaubourg Center (Paris), the Documenta of Kassel, the Lyon Biennale, the Sonar Festival (Barcelona), the Atonal Festival (Berlin), or the Transmusicales (Rennes). Apart from this duo and his solo project Sol Ixent, he has collaborated with many cult characters including Alan Vega, Martin Rev (Suicide), Genesis P.Orridge, Michael Gira (Swans), Lydia Lunch, Pascal Comelade, Craig Walker ( Archive), Gabi Delgado (DAF), Z’ev, Christophe, Saba Komossa (Delkom), Vomir, Mark Cunningham (MARS), Bachir Attar and the Master Musicians of Jajouka.
His films have been screened at the Cinéma du Réel festival in Beaubourg, at the Etrange Festival in Paris, at the FID in Marseille, at the Cinémathèque Française in Paris, at the Locarno Festival, at the Mostra in Valencia, at the Entrevues Festival in Belfort, at the Cinémed in Montpellier, at the BAFICI Festival in Buenos Aires and recently at the MoMA in New York, which also acquired his feature film “Jajouka, something good comes to you” (directed with his brother Eric) in its collection.