No Wave Cinema at the NCAD Library


“No Wave Cinema” was an underground film movement that started in New York in the mid-1970s and early 1980s, characterised by a no-frills, guerrilla/punk approach to filmmaking. Although short lived, it influenced  later film makers such as Jim Jarmusch, Steve Buscemi and Vincet Gallo. “No Wave” has particular relevance to Ireland, because an Irish experimental and documentary film maker, Vivienne Dick, was an active participant in the movement. The NCAD Visual Resources Centre has a copy of  Lux DVD’s Afterimages Volume 4, dedicated to Vivienne Dick [DVD F722].

Other filmmakers involved in the “No Wave Cinema” movement include Amos Poe, Beth B, John Lurie, and James Nares. The Visual Resources Centre is currently exploring the acquisition of DVD copies of films by these artists.

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