(W/HOLE)

Episode two begins with a heavy duet, transitions into a litany of “fuck”s,
and ends with a fragmented improvisation.


(W/HOLE) Episode 2:
Slow Lift + Fuck you/Fuck me + Solo: Trouble Clef

Runtime: 10:30

Erykah Ohms and Parts Authority collide and are instantly confronted with the weight of each other and must grapple with how to let go. Parts and Ohms finish, and the scene shifts to Parts, Trouble Clef, the Shape and Special Guest seated around a large table, improvising a landscape of “fucks.” They express despair, desire, anger, pleasure, before Clef begins a stream of conscious improvisation through gesture, words and memory. She shares fragments and jumps quickly from one moment to the next.

(W/HOLE) explores the incredible potency of queer hedonism, specifically how the authentic performativity of kink and queer porn can evolve trauma into orgasm, and grief into politically radical, transformative, body-based joy. (W/HOLE) investigates the complexity of pleasure, exploring the so-called obscenity of bodies in their most tremendous capacity—their glorious, illicit humanity. Amidst ecstatic water balloon fights, opulent feasts devoured without utensils, narrations of pleasure, lewd hand gestures, densely scored orgies, improvisational performance, and intense kink dynamics, (W/HOLE) proposes a new type of pornography: a world of queer sex that is at once surreally lush and intensely real.

(W/HOLE) was commissioned by the Invisible Dog Art Center and premiered there in January 2019. Comprised of 18 scenes and two additional bonus scenes, this film explores queer pleasure by colliding explicit queer porn, performance art, and dance together create an altogether unique form.


Credits

Created byAORTA films in collaboration with the A.O. Movement Collective
StarringParts Authority, Trouble Clef, Special Guest, Erykah Ohms, the Shape
DirectorMahx Capacity
CinematographyHolyrad Studio
Editor and ColoristLanee Bird
Directors of PhotographyLanee Bird +
Saskia de Borchgrave
Lighting DesignerDaryl Oh
ComposerWet Henry
Costume ConsultantPapi Femme
Commissioned byThe Invisible Dog Art Center
Executive ProducerThe Effing Foundation for Sex-Positivity
ServiceShane Screams
Production AssistantsShane Screams + Samantha Naomi
Associate ProducerLacquer

Trailer

This work was developed in part, during a residency at Snug Harbor Cultural Center Botanical Garden with additional residency support from Jillian Sweeney and Jeffrey Cranor

Special Thanks to AORTA’s Benefactors Circle Jerk
Cuntry Rode, Virginia Creeper, SAS, analmosh, Daemonumx, Dewey Decibal, K.D. Lingus, Jessie Dress, Rosie Deadpan, MDJG, Flint Fist

Special Thanks to our F*CKLAB Researchers
Parts Authority, Kayden Fear, Fluffer #3, Rooster Ray, Liatrice Rex, TopShelf, Ginny Woolf, Amy Gall

Additional Special Thanks to
The Pleasure Chest, Nick Arthur, 888ism.e, Nate Stark

“Broken Glass Ménage”
for SC

Huge Thanks to our Kickstarter Supporters:
Nathaniel David + Anonymous + Mike Videopunk + Sia d’Biggs + N Williams + Courtney Scott + Anonymous + Anonymous + K.D. Lingus + BS + Manuel + Anonymous + Toni&Sion + Anonymous + Jessie Dress + Tai Crimson + Jason Coffman + Niko Tsocanos + Nini + Robert L. O’Hagan + Anonymous + Laura Bickford + Rosie Deadpan + Tina Vaden + Ginny Woolf + Dangerous Ginger + Dewey Decibel + Janaki Kuruppu + Martha Hipley + Jasper Jay + Em Gosnel + Tina Horn + Jasmine Xie + Risa Shoup + Jules Skloot + Anonymous + Anonymous + Kathy Couch + Anonymous + Galactic Butterfly + Mark Goldfield + Anonymous + Chad Frisbie + Carrie Z + Larissa Velez-Jackson + Meg Osborn + Emmett Stoffer + Anonymous + Anonymous + Anonymous + Queer Column Tie + wbm + Stew Walker + Smurfix + NA + GrowNan Rogaine-berg (Jonah) + Julius Beaver + Alex Giga + G Morgan + Jordan Morley + Mats Johansson + Anonymous + Alex G. + Will Dawson + Sarah White-Ayón + Lindsay Clark + Anonymous + Mystery Man + Sherri + Anonymous + leftcoaster + Kit Stubbs, Ph.D. + Anonymous + Sara Jane Stoner + Fuckault + Ze4os + Alex Rodabaugh + Ares Izrael + Karl Cooney + F Block + Marley Russell + Lynsey G. + Eleanor Smith + Anonymous + Anonymous + Elise McCave + Kate Ladenheim + Ariel Speedwagon + Anonymous + Anonymous + Ayano Elson + Amy Gall + Anonymous + Anonymous + Anal Mosh + Ryan Ong + Justine Maryellen Ortolf + Anonymous + Virginia Creeper + Supa Suga Snatch + Wee Heavy Walter-Stern + Anonymous + (Yesiam) mike randall


artsy | BIPOC | butch | dance | Erykah Ohms | fuck you | gnc | lift and carry | lifting | monologue | no sex | nonbinary | Parts Authority | performance art | screaming | Special Guest | The Shape | Treble Clef