Rocco DeLuca performs with his 1931 National guitar at the AUTRE ISSUE 002 release party at Dilettante in Los Angeles. DeLuca’s album Drugs N’ Hymns album, which dropped last week, is definitely one of those best of a decade kind of records – its that incredible. Pick it up here and read our interview with DeLuca in our current issue. Photograph by Oliver Maxwell Kupper
LA mystic Brent Pearson with his invention “Future Eyes” which allows you to see the future in multidimensions at the AUTRE ISSUE 002 release party at Diletantte in Los Angeles. Photograph by Oliver Maxwell Kupper
Big Sur Noir, California, Photograph by Oliver Maxwell Kupper
Nightmarish scenarios of violence, dramatic states of mind, and perverse sexual abysses – the films of the Cinema of Transgression that were consciously aimed at shock, provocation, and confrontation, bear witness to an extraordinary radicality. In the 1980s a group of filmmakers from the Lower East Side in New York went on a collision course with the conventions of American society. Transcending all moral or aesthetic boundaries, the low budget films reveal social hardship met with sociopolitical indifference. Sometimes shot with stolen camera equipment, the films contain strident analyses of life in the Lower East Side defined by criminality, brutality, drugs, AIDS, sex, and excess. On view at the KW Institute of Contemporary Art in Berlin, until April 9, is the first exhibition on the Cinema of Transgression.