De/Re-Constructing Pornography 2

Pornography #2

14 mei 1998
Locatie: Filmtheater ’t Hoogt
17 mei 1998
Locatie: Filmtheater ’t Hoogt

Hoe wordt binnen de kunst omgegaan met pornografisch beeldmateriaal? In dit programma geven diverse kunstenaars en gastcuratoren hun visie op dit thema. William Wees gaat onder de titel De/Re Constructing Pornography’ in op de vraag of het mogelijk is om pornografische beelden te hergebruiken zonder dat daarbij dezelfde voyeuristische lading en seksistische stereotypen behouden blijven als in de originele seksfilm.

Marilyn Times FiveBruce Conner (US, 1968-73, 16 mm, 13:00)
A very young Marilyn Monroe (perhaps) in a beautifully grainly celebration of – and elegy for – a famous voice and body.

Justify My LoveMike Hoolboom (Canada, 1994, 5:00,16 mm)
A once-scandalous music video with a more scandalous fantasy in text at the bottom of the screen.

The Murder MysteryDietmar Brehm (Austria, 1992, 18:00, 16 mm)
Pornographic footage woven into a murky, enigmatic narrative of sex and violence.

That’s What We Do To DogsJayne Austen (US, 1991, 16 mm, 10:00)
By leaving this porn footage unchanged, Austen challenges us to respond to it critically rather than viscerally.

All You Can EatMichael Brynntrup (Germany, 1993, 35 mm, 5:30)
A clever reminder that actors in porn films have faces too.

Tr’cheoťmy P’yJulie Murray (US, 1988, super-8 mm, 3:30)
“There is little difference between the rhythm of the pornographical sexual encounter and that of the cartoon sports characters.” (J. Murray)

Frank’s CockMike Hoolboom (Canada, 1993, 16 mm, 8:00)
“A work of mourning and humour” (M. Hoolboom), the film’s images include gay porn and Madonna’s banned video “Erotica”.

SodomLuther Price (US, 1989, super-8 mm, 15:00)
The transmutation of images from pre-AIDS gay pornography produced a work that is visually lavish, deeply disturbing – and extremely controversial.