The (Moving) Pictures Generation: The Cinematic Impulse in Downtown New York Art and Film, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.




"Beautifully written, The (Moving) Pictures Generation is the best single text on this era of the US avant-garde cinema. Professor Dika's brilliant research brings developments in cinema, art and music in late 70s downtown New York into a common focus, and situates the innovations in filmmaking in the traditions and theoretical heritage of the classic avant-garde." 

- David E. James, School of Cinematic Arts, USC, author of The Most Typical Avant-Garde: History and Geography of Minor Cinemas in Los Angeles and co-editor of Alternative Projections: Experimental Film In Los Angeles, 1945-1980.