An improvised duet leads to mouth inspections, which evolves into performers negotiating layered dynamics; finally, a soloist moves sculpturally in a jockstrap.
(W/HOLE) Episode 7:
Solo: Duet + Circuits + SAMSON
Special Guest and Trouble Clef simultaneously begin stream of conscious improvisations through gesture, words and memory. They each share fragments and jump quickly from one moment to the next, ending by staring into each other’s mouths. The mouth exploration continues as they are joined by Parts Authority, the Shape, Ginny Woolf, and Trouble Clef. The performers add layers of action and dynamic, each engaging another’s body in a different way. The scene then moves to Parts Authority, who begins trimming their pubic hair with an electric clipper while reciting a poem detailing a past relationship. They lie, sit, and move around the table in abstract positions in a jockstrap and rope binder.
(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, Papi Femme, Special Guest, Shay Knox, Erykah Ohms, the Shape, Evie Snax,|
|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|
|Service by||Shane Screams|
|Service by||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
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