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Richard Kern born is an American underground filmmakerwriter and photographer. Like many of the musicians around him, Kern had a deep interest in the aesthetics of extreme sex, violence and perversion and was involved in the Cinema of Transgression movement, a term coined by Nick Zedd. Kern's first dabbling in the arts was a series of self-produced magazines that featured art, poetry, photography and fiction by himself and several friends.
X Is YRichard Kern If anyone was in any doubt that the pornographic impulse is now central to contemporary culture, then the scopophilic vilification of the contestants in the latest instalment of Big Brother should put such uncertainties to rest. Where once the pornographic delineated the various actions portrayed, it is now more accurately applied to the quality of the gaze that consumes those acts.
Richard Kern has been on the cutting edge of the underground art, film, photography, and music scenes for so long that if he weren't a human being, he would be an institution. His photos and short films starring anti-culture icons have influenced generational waves of youth-culture artists and brands, establishing an aesthetic that has been co-opted by everything from American Apparel to Vice. With his work being documented in highbrow art periodicals and museum-quality retrospectives, Kern's creative output is destined for long-running impact.
Sonic Rendezvous B2B site Retail prices available after log in. Sober but moving study of an Iranian conductors exhilarating attempt to bring Western music to Iran has cross-cultural appeal. Danisch spoken with Dutch subt. At the tender age of 70 she started recording and releasing her own music straight from the living room.