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(W/HOLE) by AORTA films + The A.O. Movement Collective

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The Invisible Dog Art Center

51 Bergen Street

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(W/HOLE) is an evening-length film created by queer/feminist porn collective AORTA films in collaboration with performance company the A.O. Movement Collective. This feature length film seeks to explore 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. This work aims to negotiate pornographic embodiment as an anti-oppressive, trans-inclusive feminist practice rooted in femme caretaking and risk, and contextualizes itself as a choreographic process. (W/HOLE) investigates the complexity of pleasure, exploring the so-called obscenity of bodies in their most tremendous capacity—their glorious, illicit humanity.

At turns lush, humorous, sincere, erotic, joyful, and intense, (W/HOLE) forsakes traditional expectations of “porn” to create an unexpectedly textured landscape of desire. 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. The film celebrates queer pleasure as a type of queer resistance, while inviting viewers of all identities towards their own human capacity for pleasure.

In investigating pleasure as inherently entwined with the complexities of loss and struggle, the AOMC’s director Sarah A.O. Rosner writes “Experimental pornography is the ideal media for this endeavor. Cutting through experimental performance’s insularity and entrenchment within systems of white supremacy, pornography is immediate, incendiary: undeniably legible. Like live performance, queer porn powerfully triggers authentic, instantaneous responses which a viewer must rectify with their preexisting selfhood. It kicks hairline fractures into oppressive systems, explicitly centering the humanity of individuals traditionally devalued by capitalism, ableism, racism, and transmisogyny."

(W/HOLE) positions itself interstitially, between the margins of experimental live performance, queer/feminist pornography, and dancefilm. Filmed by Holyrad Studio and edited and colored by Lanee Bird with an original score composed by Ashur Rayis, the work features an interdisciplinary cast of performers—three dance performers, five adult performers, and two crossover performers who work in both fields. Created and directed by Mahx Capacity and choreographed by Sarah A.O. Rosner, the film was developed in collaboration with the performers, and through AORTA films’ “F*CKLAB” practice.

Created by AORTA films in collaboration with the A.O. Movement Collective
Director: Mahx Capacity

Starring: Parts Authority, Trouble Clef, Papi Femme, Special Guest, Shay Knox, Erykah Ohms, the Shape, Evie Snax, Alice the Wolfe, and Ginny Woolf.

Cinematography: Holyrad Studio
Editor + Colorist: Lanee Bird
Director of Photography: Lanee Bird + Saskia de Borchgrave
Lighting Design: Daryl Oh
Composer: Wet Henry
Costume Consultant: Papi Femme

Commissioned by The Invisible Dog Art Center
Executive Producer: The Effing Foundation for Sex Positivity
Developed in part, during a residency at Snug Harbor Cultural Center Botanical Garden




Friday January 4 at 9pm
Saturday January 5 at 7pm*
Sunday January 6 at 2pm** and 7pm

Suggested Donation: $10

*Toast to follow performance / Play party (present) to follow toast
**Talkback with cast and crew to follow 2pm performance

Still from (W/HOLE ), created by AORTA films & the A.O. Movement Collective, shot by Holyrad Studio

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