#Shelfie: The Cinema of Transgression

" … transgression is not simply about breaking/crossing established or created limits, and letting us view what we can not normally see, of allowing the viewer or the filmmaker a transcendent access to disguised, hidden, and unknown areas of human existence." 

"Transgression is seductive and infinitely encapsulating; to show transgression automatically marks the individual as transgressive or non-limited, and it also marks as transgressive the means through which it can be shown. Transgression seems to belong to the oppressed, the outsider, the unknown or unseen part of our psyches, forbidden knowledge and desire."

–Essay "The Transgressive Aesthetic" by Stephanie Watson. "Deathtripping: The Cinema of Transgression" by Jack Sargent. 

By the time I got to art school in the east village, the "east village art scene" was long over. But the cinema of transgression along with other underground filmmakers such as Kenneth Anger, Stan Brakhage, Stan Vanderbeek, and the Kuchar Brothers were a constant backdrop in our art/film education. 

I am still incredibly invested in the experimental / transgressive / outsider status and it's something that I hope to inject into everything that I do.