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Artists for a fringe campaign on porn

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Organisation
The Porn Project
Closes
1 Aug 2013
Region
Auckland
Work type
Volunteer
Work classification
Performing Arts, Music, Design

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The Porn Project

A Fringe Art Campaign 

Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand

August, 2013

 

In 2012, Pornography in the Public Eye was launched by people at the University of Auckland to explore issues in relation to pornography through research, art and community-based action. This includes A Different View – an exhibition featuring 20 New Zealand artists that will be on display at the Gus Fisher gallery for ten weeks from August 23rd, 2013.

 

The Porn Project is a fringe art campaign also affiliated with, but autonomous from, Pornography in the Public Eye. We want to get people talking about porn, and we want to do this in ways that are creative, grassroots and participatory.

 

And: we’re walking a line that is collectively neither ‘pro’ nor ‘anti’ porn. Instead we’re celebrating diverse desires, bodies, sex and erotica, while at the same time refusing misogyny and racism – whether the repetition of narrow ideas about ‘normal’ sexuality, or explicit gender- and race-based violence.

 

So: we’re calling for artists and others to create pieces and actions in response to porn that illuminate, question and complicate any ‘common sense’ ideas around sexuality, draw attention to gender and race dynamics and/or offer openings for a more radical porn culture. We’re into having a wide range of forms – paint, photography, video, performance, installation, graphic, film screening, poetry, academic, anything. We’re also seeking public space in the CBD to do all this during August. We don’t have much of a budget, but will do whatever we can to offer a koha for this space and to support artists’ costs if needed.

If you would like to contribute your art, space, ideas, questions, perversions or dreams to The Porn Project contact Rachel at rachel.liebert@gmail.com. In doing so you will be joining with a diverse collective of artists/activists/academics who like sex (a lot) and don’t like misogyny and racism (a lot).

Key skills

All skills welcome.

How to apply

Rachel, rachel.liebert@gmail.com

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The Porn Project

28 Jun 2013