Kenneth Anger (born Kenneth Wilbur Anglemyer) is a pioneer of avant-garde film and video art, actor, and cult author. His iconic short films are characterized by a mystical-symbolic visual language and phantasmagorical-sensual opulence that underscores the medium's transgressive potential. Anger's work fundamentally shaped the aesthetics of 1960s and 1970s subcultures, the visual lexicon of pop and music videos, and queer iconography. Anger considers his life an artwork in its own right and frequently weaves elements of myth, fact, and fiction into his biography. His works can be understood as an integrative part of this life-as-artwork. Anger lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.