(W/HOLE)

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

Runtime: 13:14

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.


Credits

Created byAORTA films in collaboration with the A.O. Movement Collective
StarringParts Authority, Trouble Clef, Papi Femme, Special Guest, Shay Knox, Erykah Ohms, the Shape, Evie Snax,
Director
Mahx 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
Service byShane Screams
Service byShane Screams + Samantha Naomi
Service byLacquer

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 | F*CKLAB | gnc | hair | monologue | no sex | nonbinary | Parts Authority | performance | performance art | pubic hair | rope | samson | Special Guest | table | Treble Clef