Episode four begins in a lush, wet dream-world, and ends with Special Guest’s stream-of-consciousness solo.
(W/HOLE) Episode 4:
Moss Bank + Solo: Special Guest
Dressed in nothing but a gauzy robe, Evie Snax lays on on soft moss, surrounded by foliage. Papi Femme enters to find Snax wet and ready; the dreamy queers kiss, and suddenly shadowy figures (Ohms and Woolf) reach from behind the greenery to spray a gentle mist. After stuffing Snax’s mouth with flowers (and her ass with a glittering plug) Papi makes Snax squirt, and she convulses with waves of pleasure. Snax and Papi come down from their high, and (W/HOLE) shifts to Special Guest performing a stream of conscious improvisation through gesture, words and memory. She shares fragments and jumps quickly from one moment to the next, allowing viewers momentary glimpses into her physical and emotional experience.
(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||Papi Femme and Evie Snax with Erykah Ohms and Ginny Woolf, Special Guest|
|Editor and Colorist||Lanee Bird|
|Directors of Photography||Lanee Bird +|
Saskia de Borchgrave
|Lighting Designer||Daryl Oh|
|Costume Consultant||Papi Femme|
|Set Consultant||Hot Tears; flowers sponsored by Snapdragon Philly|
|Commissioned by||The Invisible Dog Art Center|
|Executive Producer||The Effing Foundation for Sex-Positivity|
|Service by||Shane Screams|
|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”
Huge Thanks to our Kickstarter Supporters:
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