You Killed Me First: The Cinema of Transgression.
Köln: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Koenig, 2012. First edition. 4to. Wrps., 176pp. Dual language English/German text. Illustrated in b/w., with collages by Leonard Neumann LSD. Published to coincide with the eponymous exhibition held at KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin between February 19-April 9, 2012.
Nick Zedd coined the term ‘Cinema of Transgression’ in 1985 to describe his own films and those of his peers in New York - Richard Kern, Lydia Lunch, Lung Leg, Karen Finley, Tessa Hughes-Freeland, Kembra Pfahler, Casandra Stark, Tommy Turner and David Wojnarowicz - who were making similarly nihilistic, confrontational and provocative films on life in the Lower East Side, most of them using cheap 8mm. cameras. According to Zedd’s Cinema of Transgression manifesto, their shared aims were to transgress “all limits set or prescribed by taste, morality or any other traditional value system.”
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