Flesh and Excess (paperback)
Published by Amok. In Flesh and Excess author Jack Sargeant comprehensively examines the body-focused and transgressive films that first seduced him. Through films emerging from the No Wave and Industrial cultures to the VHS and zine-propelled explosion of underground film in the 1990s, Sargeant surgically reveals an underground film culture that remains radical and significant. Punctuating his film writing with philosophical analysis and explorations of areas as diverse as dissident surrealists, outlaw sexuality, Butoh dance, and medical fetishism, the book compels the reader to re-examine the very nature of the film experience. According to filmmaker and author of Think Outside The Box Office, Jon Reiss cites Flesh and Excess as the definitive work on underground film.