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NEW YORK CITY'S LOWER EAST SIDE IN THE EARLY 1980'S SAW AN
EXPLOSION OF THE DOWNTOWN FILM SCENE, AS A VARIETY OF FILMMAKERS,
PHOTOGRAPHERS, AND ARTISTS, INSPIRED BY THE POST-PUNK "NO WAVE"
MUSIC SCENE, BEGAN TO EXPLORE NEW, DIRECT, & CONFRONTATIONAL
CINEMATIC FORMS. IN 1984 THE MANIFESTO FOR THE CINEMA OF
TRANSGRESSION WAS ANNOUNCED, A MOVEMENT LOOKING TO TRANSFORM THE
VALUES BY BREAKING ALL TABOOS OF CINEMATIC EXPRESSION, CONSERVATIVE
RELIGION, POLITICS AND AESTHETICS. THE MOVEMENT, WHICH INCLUDED
SUCH NEW YORK LUNMINARIES AS NICK ZEDD, RICHARD KERN, LYDIA LUNCH,
JOE COLEMAN, SONIC YOUTH, JON SPENCER, FOETUS, CASANDRA STARK MELE,
TOMMY TURNER, DAVID MOJNAROWICZ, TESSA HUGHES-FREELAND, BETH B. ,
& LUNG LEG, WAS CHARCTERIZED BY A SCATHING PENCHANT FOR
ASSAULTING AUDIENCES WITH IMAGES OF EROTICISM, PAIN, SHAME, &
ECSTASY.
VOLUME #3 CONTAINS:
"FINGERED" BY RICHARD KERN (w/ LYDIA LUNCH)
"WHOREGASM" BY NICK ZEDD
"WRECKED ON CANNIBAL ISLAND" BY CASANDRA STARK
MELE
"MADBALL" BY CHARLES PINION
"BLACK BOX" BY BETH B. (w/ LYDIA LUNCH)
"CARMELITA TROPICANA" BY ELA TROYANO
"JESUS HATES YOU" BY RICHARD BAYLOR
"X = Y" BY RICHARD KERN (w/ CASANDRA STARK MELE)
SHIPS IN A PLAIN SLEEVE WITH NO ARTWORK