Jack Sargeant's FLESH & EXCESS: ON UNDERGROUND FILM launch + screening
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Introduced by Graham Duff.
Welcoming the Chamber of Pop Culture's annual visit from Jack Sargeant, talking about his latest book FLESH & EXCESS: ON UNDERGROUND FILM (Amok Books) and screening a selection of transgressive short works by underground filmmaker Usama Alshaibi.
"At last! This is now the definitive work on underground film." -- Jon Reiss, filmmaker and author
"Flesh and Excess is a work of passionate scholarship. More than a history of transgressive cinema, Sargeant examines the persistence of underground art across generations, and the particular appeal of cinema that enfolds physical pleasures and horrors. It's a clear-eyed and fascinating book." -- Chris Kraus, author of I Love Dick and Where Art Belongs
"Flesh and Excess is an engaging and heady read, a good introduction to neophytes, a grounded analysis for the skeptical, and a strong argument for continued exploration in the realms of underground film art." ― Film International
Plus, a special screening of Andre Perkowski's NOVA EXPRESS, a feature length underground movie adaptation of William Burroughs' legendary cut up novel, to celebrate Jack's book AGAINST CONTROL (Eight Millimetre).
"In Against Control, Sargeant emphasizes the importance of industrial culture to the areas discussed in his essays.... Sargeant's identification of the post-punk Burroughs is a welcome corrective to the dubious Godfather of Punk title attached to Burroughs as a result of his éminence grise status in 1970s New York." --Thom Robinson, European Beat Studies Network