You Killed Me First: The Cinema of Transgression

You Killed Me First: The Cinema of Transgression

Sylvère Lotringer


rising from New York’s decrease East facet within the city’s early Eighties No Wave scene, the “Cinema of Transgression” geared toward outright surprise, provocation and war of words. younger filmmakers resembling Richard Kern, Lydia Lunch, Kembra Pfahler, Casandra Stark and Nick Zedd produced nihilistic, nightmarish eventualities of violence, angst and erotic extra that willfully transcended all ethical or aesthetic obstacles. occasionally shot with stolen digital camera gear, and flaunting their lo-fi credentials, the low cost movies of the self-proclaimed “Cinema of Transgression” provided analyses of a reduce East aspect outlined by means of illegal activity, brutality, medicinal drugs, AIDS, intercourse and extra. You Killed Me First is released at the celebration of the 1st exhibition at the Cinema of Transgression.

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