MULTIPLICITY OF DESIRES
Location: Theater Kikker
How does the Do-It-Yourself aspect of the Internet contribute to the enhancement of sexual and personal identity? New technologies enable you to become whoever you want to be next to who you are. Both in the digital world and in real life the identity restrictions as set by society seem to fade. To what extent do expressions of gender identity turn into performance and when do they lead to an entirely new identity.
With the rise of the Internet as a digital medium, sexual minorities, in particular, discovered the liberating potential of these new technologies.
People who felt out of place in socially determined categories were provided with the opportunity to break with these set categories on the Internet and meet like-minded people. In this context, pornography turned out to be a means to attain one’s own sexuality. Instead of just being sexually arousing, pornography for many also had clear political connotations of emancipation and non-conformism. This program focuses on a number of examples of (digital) emancipation of sexual minorities, from practical, artistic and theoretical perspectives.
The program includes a presentation by Trouble, performances by Wendy Delorme and Judy Minx and several films. After midnight, the Multiplicity of Desires party breaks loose with Volksmenner DDR & de Volledig Vrouwelijke KGB (Cruise Control) and a performance by Ravage Ravage. In the afternoon, Wendy Delorme and Judy Minx will give a workshop.
Wendy Delorme (France)
Wendy Delorme is a French writer, sex educator,
burlesque performer and radical exhibitionist. Author of the queer novel “Quatrieme Generation” (Grasset, France, 2007), and “Pervers & Safe” a short guide to safer BDSM sex (Tabou Editions, France, 2007), currently writing a sex guide about fisting.
Judy Minx (France)
Judy Minx is an 18-year-old porn actress, as well as a sex performer and an activist in queer, feminist and sex-positive organizations. She is involved in the queer and BDSM scene in Paris where she is performing in political events.
Trouble is the founder of the queer community No Fauxxx, a platform of people that refuse to adhere to the imposed (hetero) sexual standard. They condemn parochialism and look for sexuality outside the established structures. No Fauxxx: porn that doesn’t fake it.
Multiplicity of Desires party
Multiplicity of Desires is topped off with a low-down dirty party in Theater Kikker. Be whoever who want to be and dance to the sexually arousing beats of Volksmenner DDR & de Volledig Vrouwelijke KGB (Cruise Control). Put on your best fluorescent suit for the live performance of haute couture ravenoir heroes Ravage Ravage! And if you are too tired to stand up, check out the hot images of VJ Mediawar.
Be part of Mediawar’s fetish VJ-set and put your own clip on You Tube. Send the link to your clip to firstname.lastname@example.org and you may see yourself screened at the Impakt Party !
The Apple, Emilie Jouvet (France 6:00 min)
Superm Highway, Superm Highway-Brian Kenny and Slava Mogutin(USA 2006, 8:00 min)
Inside the Pavillion of Virginia Puff-Paint, Jeremy Laing & Will Munro (2004, 8:35 min)
Dead Tech by Marriage, James Tsang and Math Bass (USA 2005, 4:00 min)
One Night at Andre’s, Steve Reinke (Canada 2007, 2:00 min)
Trannyfags, Morty Diamond (USA 2004, 5:00 min)
Big Boob Adventures, Allanah Starr (USA 2006, 5:00 min)
DISCUSSION: SEX INVASION WEB 2.0
Instead of the workshop SEX INVASION WEB 2.0 Wendy Delorme and Judy Minxxx will lead a discussion about sexuality, art and censorship on the internet. Wendy and Judy will bring visual examples of their work and talk with audience about these subjects. Everybody is welcome to participate!
Marije Janssen― Curator
Marije Janssen (1979) studied new media & digital culture, and gender studies at the University of Utrecht. She co-curated the C’lick Me festival which took place at Paradiso, Amsterdam on 2 June 2007. In addition, Marije regularly publishes and lectures about feminism, pornography and online identity creation.