Thursday, March 27, 2008

D.I.Y. Porn Panel + Faggity Ass Friday "PAC-ASS" tomorrow!

Cum on out and talk about indie/D.I.Y. porn at McGill tomorrow evening (LS will be there) and then dance your panties off at Faggity Ass Friday- poster below!!! The panelists will definitely be there.

THINKING SMUT: A DIY Porn Panel Discussion & Screening Session

Friday March 28, 2008 - 6:30-8:30pm - Thomson House - McGill University - 3650 McTavish - Room 404

featuring:

Sharing is Sexy_San Diego, California

Pornopticon_Toronto, Ontario

Lickety Split_Montreal, Quebec

DIY Porn. Do you know enough to have an opinion?
It's the gender/sex/sexuality/desire matrix; it's the "it's complicated" drop-down label; it's the personal-is-political-is-so-called-lifestyle politics.

It's the space where the histories of our skin—its betrayals, its exotifications, its rejections, its presumed innocence, its so-called deficiencies and deformities—are called into question and laid bare.

For most DIY porn collectives, the act of making images is as important as the images they make. This 'sex' (erotica? art?) is produced and performed through collaborative, consensus-based work. At its best, it seeks to decolonize imaginations and build alternatives to the industry's exploitative economies, a space where sharing can be sexy.

DIY Porn. You might have an opinion. Maybe you also have an analysis, a collection, a habit, a fetish, a secret, a practice, an addiction, a worry, a desire, a vision.

Our invited panelists will share their projects and visions. These presentations will lead into an open discussion about 'thinking smut'.

This event will have a safe space policy. Please come with an open mind and open heart.

A GGFS-affiliated Event (Graduate Group for Feminist Scholarship)

Sponsored by Queer McGill & QPIRG Concordia

Further Information on Panelists:

Sharing is Sexy

SiS is a collaborative open source porn laboratory. We are a group of queer people, transgender people and people with othered bodies coming together to create a site for free porn that is licensed under Creative

Commons (BY-NC-SA 3.0). We are creating our own porn using photography, video, writing or any form that suits us. SiS is polyamorous so, we are open to new members and looking to collaborate. <sharingissexy.org>

Pornopticon

Our Collective, evolved out of a desire to give visibility to multiple forms of sexuality. Our main interest lies in redefining the sensing and the sensed sexual bodies, and in developing a new aesthetic language that pushes the body past the limits of its signification through atypical forms of expression. For us, desire is never a single line but originates from bodies that are already multiple, and the collective itself is a way of engaging with this multiplicity. We understand our art as a coming together of bodies in new molecular formations. Along these lines, the question as to whether this will ever become a new (micro)politics of sexuality is not as important as the actual experience of sharing and coming together to keep exploring.

Lickety Split

Lickety Split is a pansexual smut zine dedicated to encouraging sex-positive expression and thought. The zine promotes collaborative art making and encourages diverse contributions to climb into bed with one another, because one sexual expression just does not satisfy. Lickety Split wants to help make the masses cum with smutty photography and art, essays and stories in order to fulfill the whole human being and address the complexity of sex.

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