Critical Writing Index

The Anxiogenic Cinema:: A Consideration of Provocation and Distress in the Underground of the 1960's

by Carlos Kase

Cinemate Folds: The furling and unfurling of images., 2008, pp. 66-83

Toronto: Pleasure Dome, 2008

This article discusses use of discomfort, violence and distress as a tool in early underground cinema of the 1960's. Carlos Kase addresses three films Andy Warhol's Chelsea Girls (1966), Shirley Clarke's Portrait of Jason (1967) and Yoko Ono's Rape (1969).

ITEM 2008.115 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Empire (1964Andy Warhol

Flaming Creatures (1963)Andy Warhol

Chelsea Girls (1966)Andy Warhol

Portrait of Jason (1967)Shirley Clarke

Rape (1969)Yoko Ono

Sleep (1963)Andy Warhol

EmpireAndy Warhol

Screen Test #1 (1965)Andy Warhol

Screen Test #2 (1965)Andy Warhol

Screen Test (1965)Andy Warhol

Kitchen Vinyl (1965)Andy Warhol

Horse (1965)Andy Warhol

Film #5 (Smile) (1968)Yoko Ono and John Lennon

Fly (1970)Yoko Ono and John Lennon

Freedom (1970)Yoko Ono and John Lennon

Apotheosis (1970)Yoko Ono and John Lennon

Erection (1971)Yoko Ono and John Lennon

City Piece (1961)Yoko Ono