Artists' Television Access

Nick Zedd: Demonica and older works

Monday, March 20, 2017, 8:00 pm, $7-$10

Nick Zedd in person.

Nick Zedd is an American filmmaker and author based in New York City. He coined the term Cinema of Transgression in 1985 to describe a loose-knit group of like-minded filmmakers and artists using shock value and black humor in their work. These filmmakers and artistic collaborators included Richard Kern, Tessa Hughes Freeland, Lung Leg, Annie Sprinkle and Lydia Lunch. Under numerous pen names, Zedd edited and wrote the Underground Film Bulletin (1984–90) which publicized the work of these filmmakers. The Cinema of Transgression was explored in Jack Sargeant’s book Deathtripping (Creation Books). Mr Zedd’s autobiography Totem of the Depraved was published by Henry Rollins’ 2.13.61 publications in 1996. From 2004 to 2008 Nick Zedd produced and directed The Adventures of Electa Elf, a low-budget TV series out of NYC. Since moving to Mexico in 2011 Nick Zedd has edited three issues of Hatred of Capitalism magazine in which his Extremist Manifesto was published, sending shock waves through the art world. Recent films shot in Mexico City include Dr Shinto: Frustration, Cockfight, Paradise Lost, Demonic Sweaters: Love Always Love and a series of music videos for reggaeton singer Natalia Ibenez Lorio aka #laBAE.

Program:

· Demonica (2017)
· The Death of Muffin Head (2016)
· Attack of the Particle Disruptors (2016)
· La BAE: I Love My Haters (2016)
· Demonic Sweaters video (2014)
· No Plague Like Home (2007)
· Tom Thumb in the Land of the Giants (1999)
· Ecstasy In Entropy (1999)
·War Is Menstrual Envy (excerpt) (1992)
· Police State (1987)
·Thrust In Me (1984)


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