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Film Festival: Nick Zedd and The Cinema of Transgression Festival at Glasshouse, NYC ‏


Just a quick heads up for anyone who can make it to New York in the next few days. Nick Zedd and The Cinema of Transgression Festival will be there from January 15-19. Full details, including schedule below… Don’t miss it.

9pm-late all nights

Glasshouse 246 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211(G to Broadway, M to Lorimer, or L/G to Metropolitan-Lorimer)

Entrance is free (suggested donation of $10 at the bar)

Leading figure in the avant-garde cinema and NYC underground scene of the 1980’s and 1990’s; Iconic filmmaker, writer, and painter, Nick Zedd returns to New York City for a festival dedicated to his work, providing New Yorkers with the rare opportunity to meet and experience this body of work.

In addition to coining the term “Cinema of Transgression” and critically framing the work of his contemporaries (as creator of Underground Film Bulletin from 1984–90 and writer of the Cinema of Transgression manifesto), Zedd is known for his low-budget films, paintings, and mid-2000’s public television series with Reverend Jen, Electric Elf.

For this event Zedd curated a special program with screenings of most of his works since the 80’s and hosting works of some of his peers in the Cinema of Transgression movement including films by Nicholas Abrahams, Tessa Hughes- Freeland & Holly Adams, Angelique Bosio, Richard Kern, Richard Klemann, Casandra Stark and documentary films by Mary Jordan and Andreas Troeger.


Glasshouse is an art-life-lab that aims to promote artistic experiences based on participatory, performance and time-based art in the domestic sphere, under the motto that “Art Should Be Experienced in a Place that Allows Staying”.

The newly opened Glasshouse in Williamsburg hosts performances, screenings and a residency program all dedicated to promote the hosting of artistic discourse. Alongside these public activities the unique nature of the place allows us to engage in a deeper research of the nature of performance and explore themes such as unannounced performances, long durational activities, one-on-one performances, dedicated spaces for accumulating performances and creating a taxonomy of performative experiences. This activity as a whole is being interweaved with/by the daily practice and life of founding artists Lital Dotan & Eyal Perry.


Festival Program

*****Tuesday, January 15, 9pm*****
+ Butterfly Witch (documentry about Kembra Pfahler/ by Amber Dawn (27 mins)
+ War Is Menstrual Envy (excerpt, 8 minutes) by Nick Zedd
+ Talk by Nick Zedd, Kembra Pfahler and Michael Chaiken (45 minutes)
+ Films by The Vienna Actionists 1964-1970 (60 minutes)
+ Jack Smith and The Destruction of Atlantis, film by Mary Jordan by (94 minutes)
+ No Age New York by Nicholas Abrahams (50 minutes)

*****Wednesday, January 16, 9pm*****
+ Llik Your Idols by Angelique Bosio (75 minutes)
+ The Bogus Man by Nick Zedd (11 minutes)
+ A Suicide by Richard Klemann (6 mins)
+ Dead on My Arm by Casandra Stark (15 mins)
+ Wrecked on Cannibal Island by Casandra Stark (15 mins)
+ Submit To Me Now by R. Kern (30 minutes)
+ The Manhattan Love Suicides by R. Kern with Thrust in Me; co-directed by Nick Zedd (30 mins)
+ Mutable Fire by Bradely Eros (6 mins)
+ Strange Love by Scott Free (4 mins)

*****Thursday, January 17, 9pm*****
+ Dolls of Blood by Bijoux Altamirano (2 mins)
+ Kill The Artist by Andreas Troeger (40 mins)
+ Nymphomania by Tessa Hughes Freeland & Holly Adams (4 mins)
+ Affliction by Mark Hejnar (45 mins)
+ War Is Menstrual Envy (excerpt) by Nick Zedd
+ Police State by Nick Zedd (18 mins)
+ We Are Not To Blame by Casandra Stark (30 mins)
+ Knocked Up Teens by Stefan Harshman (20 mins)

*****Friday, January 18, 9pm*****
+ Why Do You Exist by Nick Zedd (11 mins)
+ Ecstasy in Entropy by Nick Zedd (15 mins)
+ I of K9 by Nick Zedd (3 mins)
+ Tom Thumb by Nick Zedd (3 mins)
+ Whoregasm by Nick Zedd (11 mins)
+ Thus Spake Zarathustra by Nick Zedd (18 mins)
+ Lord of the Cockrings by Nick Zedd (27 mins)
+ I Was a Quality of Life Violation by Nick Zedd (35 mins)

*****Saturday, January 19, 9pm*****
+ Electra Elf: Hellbound Heiresses by Nick Zedd (28 mins)
+ Electra Elf: Of Lice & Men by Nick Zedd (28 mins)
+ Electra Elf: Vile Buddies by Nick Zedd (28 mins)
+ Electra Elf: No Plague Like Home by Nick Zedd (28 mins)
+ Electra Elf: Hollow Be Thy Name by Nick Zedd (28 mins)
+ The Birth of Zerak by Nick Zedd (5 mins)
+ Cockfight by Nick Zedd (15 mins)
+ NYC/MEXICO by Nick Zedd (25 mins)
+ Paintings 2009-2011 by Nick Zedd (7 mins)

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