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
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.
|Created by||AORTA films in collaboration with the A.O. Movement Collective|
|Starring||Parts Authority, Trouble Clef, Special Guest, Erykah Ohms, the Shape|
|Editor and Colorist||Lanee Bird|
|Directors of Photography||Lanee Bird +|
Saskia de Borchgrave
|Lighting Designer||Daryl Oh|
|Costume Consultant||Papi Femme|
|Commissioned by||The Invisible Dog Art Center|
|Executive Producer||The Effing Foundation for Sex-Positivity|
|Production Assistants||Shane Screams + Samantha Naomi|
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”
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