No social or cultural revolution can happen if, instead of embarking on the fight, of releasing our bodies and thoughts, we act from the prisons of our own prejudices, limitations and embarrassments

porn as self education

porn as self education

.Chronicle and assessment of the international art and postpornography Show, ‘Muestra Marrana’,  in Barcelona.    by Diana J. Torres

For three cold days the art production center Hangar (Barcelona) was again heated with groans and feminism. Yes, that’s one way of describing what is Postpornography, a way of understanding sexuality as a free identity construction tool , as a liberating weapon system from boring and oppressive hetero, and as a way of  reimagining and renewing our sexuality.

The Marrana Show, (Muestra Marrana), held for the fifth year running, again exceeding the expectations of those who organized it, like Lucia Egaña and her companions, Claudia and Patricia Heras Ossan

dón (died in 2011). These years of work were intended to make clear that not only “another porn possible”, but also that it is necessary.

In a place like Catalunya, where cultural institutions are in the service of power and corruption and where to find political content in art and culture is already a lost game (especially if feminism is involved in them),

we make this  event a self-management project, with our bodies and interest a basic tool for possible development. Because if we do not knit networks that can stand alone we are doomed to failure, sadness and lack of freedom and self-knowledge.ropeartistry

 ‘Do it yourself’ Productions

For this reason the relevance of productions DIY (Do It Yourself ) is one of the key pieces of the show, which this year presented a selection of videos arrivals  from multiple places in the world, especially from Latin America.

The people who organized the event tried to touch on areas that are taboo sexuality, sin, “pathological” or that directly are ignored and silenced socially. This year, for example, we saw the amazing worlds of sexuality of bonobos, the elderly, the obese and FtM transsexuals and the representation of the figure of the nun and the Catholic religion in pornography .portadacaperucitaweb

The director presented his documentary Michele Capozzi Pornology New York (2005), on the movement of underground pornographic New York of the ’60s and ’70s, and sparked an intense and controversial debate among the audience.

Previous editions have featured other figures relevant to the postporn movement: , from Annie Sprinkle, who starred in the Show of 2011, to Bruce LaBruce, Barbara Degenevieve, Richard Kern, Virginie Despentes, Krista Beinstein, and Maria Llopis indigenous productions, postop, La Rosa and VideoArmsIdea Chimera.

Making an effort to transfer technology and precarious by the walls of Hangar, the collective Minipimer.tv streaming broadcast again three days of screenings, lectures and presentations. This allowed many of the people who submitted their works to be virtually present. Through internet we also held video-conferences with Del Lagrace Volcano, James Darling and Constanzx Alvarez.

English: Annie Sprinkle as

English: Annie Sprinkle as “The Neo Sacred Prostitute”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The importance of postpornography

The 5th Marrana Show  highlights the importance of  postpornography event and that it should be given a place within the feminist struggle.

We could even say that it is part of feminist direct action, not just a three day event that is forgotten then, but a device that encourages the production of materials that exhibit the stereotyped openly abject bodies of contemporary aesthetics, and the contrasexual practice of dissidents.

This meeting also exposes how dangerous is ignorance of alternatives to heterosexuality and the imposition of gender norms. And it demonstrates the effectiveness of sexual and gender dissidence to fight the regulations.

No social or cultural revolution can happen if, instead of embarking on the fight, of releasing our bodies and thoughts, we act from the prisons of our own prejudices, limitations and embarrassments.

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