What is F*CKLAB?

AORTA films' F*CKLAB is a workshop for porn performers by porn performers.

F*CKLAB brings a curated group of adult performers together to co-create an embodied rehearsal and research practice for innovative pornographic content. Somewhere between a rehearsal, a research group, and a play party, each iteration of F*CKLAB seeks to question current performance and pornographic ecologies to build a new form. Though currently local to New York, AORTA films has a desire to eventually use F*CKLAB as an ongoing evolving workshop to connect and train with adult performers across different communities and geographies.

What does it mean to build a rehearsal practice for pornography? What does an enthusiastically consensual practice look like when sexually explicit bodies, states, and actions are centered? How do we build improvisational scores generating movement and/or pornographic performances that are authentically transcendent? How can kink dynamics, orgasm, gender, identity, eroticism, and sex acts be used as choreographic and improvisational tools? How can the coercive softness of intimacy and the radicalism of “obscenity” trigger glitch, compassion, and change within our selves and communities? And moreover, (how/) is it possible to create a partnership with all involved that negotiates a safe space for this practice?

F*CKLAB investigates the negotiation of pornographic embodiment as an anti-oppressive, feminist, and trans-inclusive practice rooted in femme care-taking and risk. This workshop seeks to honor the deep knowledge, artistry, and virtuosity of porn performers by making space to explore our individual and collective experiences in a context of expirimental live performance.

To express interest in joining our current F*CKLAB practice, please email helloAORTAfilms@gmail.com and introduce yourself and let us know why you think you'd be a good fit. If you are a presenter, programer, or curator who would like to bring F*CKLAB to your space or host a workshop, please feel free to reach out to us at the email address above!

AORTA films has also occasionally used explorations from F*CKLAB as the basis for explorations within specific films. Check them out here: