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The Sexual is political #2

In the 21st century, talking about intimacy and sexuality is unfortunately still political – but perhaps that is a good thing? Perhaps it should remain political until we have fully reclaimed our right to decide about our own bodies. In this section, we have a chance to take a closer look at artistic narratives examining the relationships between oppression and pleasure, power and sexuality, patriarchy and modernity. The fact that the relationship between the body and politics is one of the fundamental – perhaps even the most important – areas of interest for postpornography is also evidenced by the fact that in order to present a representative range of films and works, we address it across two independent sections. You’ll see radical Latin American works, films made by feminist and sex worker collectives, films by queer artists and decolonization animations. Even the somewhat mainstream work of Bruce LaBruce fits into the Sexual is Political section. Before we take to the streets again to demand – yet again – equal treatment and fundamental rights – let us pause for a moment and take a look at ourselves in a mirror polished by the most significant phenomena in postporn art. Let us take a close look at the tools of social change presented here. We all need them.

Latifundium / Latifúndio

Érica Sarmet
Brazil 2017, 11’
In Brazil, “latifúndios” are large agricultural properties belonging to one person, family or company, characterized by extensive exploitation of their resources. We learn that our bodies are the first private property we’ll ever own, a designated area that should be regulated and supervised by the state. What if the body turned out to be a vast land allowing us to build and create non-monocultural sexuality?

Fuck the Fascism in Rome

Maria Basura
Chile / Italy 2017, 12’
 FTF is a project that decolonizes monuments to tyrants, national heroes, slave owners and all those whose wealth and social position paid for with blood, theft, and the abuse of power. “We go out in the streets. Monsters, mutants, misfits, migrants, dissidents; those who have woken up and want to wake others up. We break down the walls erected by the heroes of colonialism. We fuck them, squirting true history onto their stone bodies.”

Polish Cumbucket

Aga Szreder & Rafal Żwirek
Poland 2019, 8’
Postpornographic and political protest against the restriction of women’s reproductive rights, the appropriation of symbols by the right, and religious oppression.

Becoming Ithaca

Greece 2021, 6’
A moving visual poem, originally presented as a performance at the Queer Civil Disobedience festival in Athens 2020. Adapted by the Greek post-pornographic director Menelas, the film won the main prize at PFFVienna 2022.

Refugees Welcome

Directed by Bruce LaBruce
Erika Lust Films
Spain 2017, 21’
A subversive film inspired by the true story of a Syrian refugee. A delicate, but brutal portrayal of how differences can become similarities and love and desire can change the world.

To be born ashes, to die weeds / Nacer ceniza, Morir maleza

Diego Argote
Chile 2021, 3
A performance of the Chilean artist against the background of posters of victims of riots extends the boundaries of social unrest to include postpornographic discourse.

Pikachu v/s Piñera

Fernanda Herrada & Vesania Versátil
Chile 2021, 8
The president of Chile vs. social resistance against his authoritarian rule. Apparently, the most common sexual fantasy in Chile is kicking the president in the balls, i.e., ballbusting. This BDSM-like practice explores the relationship between dominance and power, submission and surrender and transfers them to the field of practical politics. The best example of postpornography in practice. 

Antifa Faggots

Lassie Langstrom
Germany 2020, 25’
Gentrification, globalization, patriarchy. Guilt and punishment. Radical Antifa proposes equally radical sexual practices.

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