The Lexington Film League and 21c proudly present Cave Girls & Trashy Fashions: Unseen Post-Punk Videos by Women
Programmed by Herb Shellenberger
A screening of short films, performance footage and experiments by women artists, filmmakers and bands made in the context of late 1970s + 1980s post-punk, no wave and related music scenes in the United States. Largely unseen for decades, the videos shown in this program were digitized from obsolete video formats in 2013 as part of the XFR STN project at the New Museum and uploaded to the Internet Archive. Digging for gold, curator Herb Shellenberger has compiled a video mixtape featuring: the hilarious pop promo/commercial hybrids for imaginary products by TWINART;performance artist/fashion designer Colette Justine (of Justine and the Victorian Punks) showing her dreamy, surrealist apartment studio and installation at Danceteria; the speculative history of “CAVE GIRLS” and their bizarre relation to punks like Bush Tetras and Y-Pants; and much more.
About the Lexington Film League Showcase
The Lexington Film League Showcase at 21c Museum Hotel Lexington presents monthly programs that reflect the richness and diversity of contemporary film and video practice in the region and the world. The programs will include new works made by young artists, important works made by living artists, and historical works made by marginalized artists, including various media including single-channel films and videos, as well as performances. The programs include works that reference different genres, including abstract, non-narrative, documentary, and fictional works. The Showcase presents important film and video works that are not currently available in the area, and promotes Lexington and 21c as a venue for artistic film and video work.
LexArts has provided funding support for Lexington Film League Showcase at 21c through its Fund for the Arts.