Cinema of Transgression

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Cinema of Transgression ( cinema of transgression ) is an expression that Nick Zedd coined in 1985 to one in New York City -based underground film to denote movement, there was a like-minded from a loose group of artists.

Underground film movement

They used shock effects and humor in their work. Major contributors included Nick Zedd, Kembra Pfahler , John Waters , Casandra Stark , Beth B , Tommy Turner , Richard Kern, and Lydia Lunch , who began making very tight budget films with cheap Super8 cameras in the late 1970s through the mid 1980s do.

Zedd explained the philosophy of the Cinema of Transgression in the Cinema of Transgression Manifesto , which appeared pseudonymously in the Underground Film Bulletin (1984–1990).

Richard Kern , perhaps the most famous artist of the Transgression, began making films in New York with actors Nick Zedd and Lung Leg . Some were videos for artists like Butthole Surfers and Sonic Youth .

"We propose that all film schools be blown up and all boring films never be made again."

- Nick Zedd : Cinema of Transgression Manifesto


The Cinema of Transgression is in the tradition of filmmakers like Jack Smith , Andy Warhol , John Waters and Kenneth Anger . It went straight out of New Cinema and No Wave Film , which were directly related to New York Punk and No Wave in music. Musicians from this period such as Arto Lindsay , Pat Place , Klaus Nomi and Lydia Lunch often played in the films , but by no means exclusively .

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