Over the Edge


by Liss Platt
(1997) 7 minutes, SD Video, Colour, Sound

In an homage to late seventies teen angst, a butch (the artist) revels in her most compelling moment of identification, Matt Dillon’s first film, Over the Edge. By re-editing the original film and condensing it to its central conflict between agitated teen rebelliousness and the sexy, slow stoner rituals of the era, the tape evokes the zeitgeist of a very particular youth culture.

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