List-Making

Most Influential Moving Image Works (in no particular order)

Dennis Cooper and Zac Farley – Like Cattle Towards Glow

James Bidgood – Pink Narcissus

Chris Marker – La jetée

Franc Roddam – Quadrophenia

Ed Emshwiller – Sunstone

Ryan Trecartin – Valentine’s Day Girl

Toshio Matsumoto – Everything Visible is Empty

Kenneth Anger – Fireworks

Derek Jarman – The Angelic Conversation

Toyin Ibidapo – Wind in the Wires (Patrick Wolf)

Stan Brakhage – Mothlight

Shaye Saint’s John – Skin Tape

Paul Sharits – T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G

John Whitney – Matrix III

 

Most Influential Books (in no particular order)

1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die edited by Robert Dimery

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

My Gender Workbook: How to Become a Real Man, a Real Woman, the Real You, or Something Else Entirely by Kate Bornstein

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin A. Abbott

Confessions of a Mask by Yukio Mishima

Cult of Boys by Toyin Ibidapo

I Blame Jordan by Collier Schorr

PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions About Gender and Sexuality edited by Carol Queen and Lawrence Schimel

Frisk by Dennis Cooper

Ambient Media: Japanese Atmospheres of Self by Paul Roquet

Disavowals: Or Cancelled Confessions by Claude Cahun

Derek Jarman Super 8 by James MacKay

Ghost Image by Hervé Guibert

Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century by Greil Marcus

 

Most Influential Albums (in no particular order)

Danielle Dax – Dark Adapted Eye

Television – Marquee Moon

Suicide – The Second Album

Siouxsie and the Banshees – A Kiss in the Dreamhouse

Pictureplane – Thee Physical

Natural Snow Buildings – Daughter of Darkness

The Fall – This Nation’s Saving Grace

Coil – Horse Rotorvator

Manic Street Preachers – Journal for Plague Lovers

Yello – Stella

The Libertines – Up the Bracket

Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures

The Doors – The Doors

Death From Above 1979 – You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine

Spacemen 3 – The Perfect Prescription