We who have violated the laws, commands and duties of the avant-garde; ie, to bore,
tranquillise and obfuscate through a fluke process dictated by practical convenience stand guilty as charged.
We openly renounce and reject the entrenched academic snobbery which erected a monument
to laziness known as Structuralism and proceeded to lock out those filmmakers who possesed the vision to see through this charade.
We refuse to take their easy approach to cinematic creativity; an approach which ruined the underground
of the sixties when the scourge of the film school took over.
Legitimising every mindless manifestation of sloppy movie making undertaken by a
generation of misled film students, the dreary media arts centres and geriatic cinema
critics have totally ignored the exhilarating accomplishments of those in our rank - such underground invisibles as
Zedd, Kern, Turner, Klemann, DeLanda, Eros and Mare, and DirectArt Ltd, a new generation
of filmmakers daring to rip out the stifling sraight jackets of film theory in a direct attack on every value system known to man.
We propose that all film schools be blown up and all boring films never be made again.
We propose that a sense of humour is an essential element discarded by the doddering academics and further,
that any film which doesn't shock isn't worth looking at. All values must be challanged. Nothing is sacred.
Everything must be questioned and reassessed in order to free our minds from the faith
of tradition.Intellectual growth demands that risks be taken and changes ocur in political,
sexual and aesthetic alignments no matter who disapproves. We propose to go beyond all limits set
or prescribed by taste, morality or any other traditional value system shackling the minds of men.
We pass beyond and go over boundaries of millimeters, screens and projectors to a state of expanded cinema.
We violate the command and law that we bore audiences to death in rituals of circumlocution
and propose to break all the taboos of our age by sinning as much as possible. There will be
blood, shame, pain and ecstacy, the likes of which no one has yet imagined. None shall emerge unscathed.
Since there is no afterlife, the only hell is the hell of praying, obeying laws, and deasing ourself before
authority figures, the only heaven is the heaven of sin, being rebellious, having fun, fucking,
learning new things and breaking as many rules as you can.
This act of courage is known as transgression.
We propose transformation through transgression - to convert, transfigure and transmute into
a higher plane of existence in order to approach freedom in a world full of unknowing slaves.