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Birmingham, U.K.: Deathtripping Featuring Lydia Lunch

By Mike Everleth ⋅ February 14, 2012

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Feb. 18 & 19
6:30 p.m. (18th) & 12:00 noon (19th)
140 Heath Mill Lane
Birmingham, West Midlands, B9 4AR, U.K.

Hosted by: The Garage

This two-day event curated by Bernadette Louise features films and performances both direct from and inspired by the Cinema of Transgression movement of the 1980s..

On Feb. 18, Transgression vixen Lydia Lunch will headline a night of spoken word performances. Lunch herself will read excerpts from Paradoxia, her memoir of working within the Transgression scene where she starred in numerous films produced in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

Following Lunch, there will be selection of performances by artists such as Joss Carter, Paula Davy, Emergent Behaviour, Evangelia Christakou, Yolanda de los Bueis, Isabelle Schiltz, Benjamin Fox, Andrew Moscardo-Parker and a DJ set by Greg Bird.

Then, on Feb. 19, spend an afternoon watching films by the founder of the Cinema of Transgression movement, Nick Zedd, and one of the movement’s major contributors, Richard Kern.

For more info on the Cinema of Transgression movement, read Nick Zedd’s Transgression manifesto here. Also, the title of this event “Deathtripping” is taken from the book of the same name by Jack Sargeant, which is the definitive chronicle of the Transgression movement.

For more info on this two-day event and to buy advance tickets, please visit the VIVID website.

Below watch an excerpt of Lydia Lunch reading from Paradoxia: