SCREENING 2 (SHORTS)
As we love experimentation and the blending of different representations, aesthetics, subjects, kinks, and emotions. This is it! Delightful, provocative, and empowering declarations focused on the exploration of human relationships and identitie. They all delve into the complexities of human connection, whether it’s through partnerships, love, sexuality, or self-discovery. Question conventional conceptions of love and identity, the fluidity of relationships or the rejection of body stereotypes. Each of them offers a unique journey, whether it’s a physical through different landscapes or an emotional through the evolution of one’s sexuality and self.
Disciplinary Technique(s) is an installation featuring video and recontextualised objects in a scenography activated by live-performed modules, all of which can and should adapt to the exhibition spaces and contexts in which they are presented. Sometimes absurd, sometimes tragic, the conventions employed by all parts are derived from the disciplinary protocols associated with sports techniques in service of proposing new ones.
Sorcière Lisa is an intimate documentary series of 8 episodes that reveals the many facets of Lisa, sometimes clairvoyant, stripper, ‘cagole’ or mermaid.
This special screening (8 episodes of 8 min.) will be followed by a Q&A between director Camille Ducellier and Lisa.
Exploring new territories, this year’s festival offers an exclusive installation especially designed for your very (?) eyes/for your eyes only, a peepshow like you have never seen before. Indulge yourselves in the guilty pleasure of watching the crème de la crème of erotica performers : Olga Kalashnikova invites you to explore her erotic dream where the line between voyeurs and participants blurs; expect heat, moistness, viscous oil and stifled sighs ; Butchibou dances & bends ovA (?) your heart, cancer moon ascendant in HOE, he’ll make you freak out .. – sit down, open your eyes & senses wide and dive into the deeeeeeep (peep) ; finally, welcome Minnie Fetish who will confess her desires and fantasies, inviting you to the adventure of her uninhibited sexuality.
Ovid’s Metamorphosis contains the story of Philomela, who is raped by a Thracian King, Tereus, who then cuts out her tongue to suppress her speech. Philomela proceeds to weave a tapestry depicting the act, thus exposing Tereus before she is transformed into a nightingale: a songbird capable of beautiful melody.
Warning: this performance evoques explicit self-harm and could be triggering or disturbing to some audiences.
According to an urban legend, a third of the internet is devoted to porn. The reality is undoubtedly less spectacular. However, the traffic figures on mainstream porn streaming platforms are pharaonic. If there is one thing that devoting two years of my life to writing a final thesis on pornographic cinema revealed to me, it is that porn is the most consumes. In itself, everyone (or almost) watches it, it has an obvious impact on our society in terms of representations but no one (or almost) talks about it.
LoveLettersOrNot articulates installation, choreography and sound creation. As an extension of his work dealing with the mechanisms of domination that run through social, political and intimate relationships, Bast Hippocrate explores, in a self-fictional narrative, his social and family allegiances marked by intra familial sexual abuse and by the imprisonment of the relative who abused him. The impact in the family constellation. The collateral victims. For those who cannot speak. For those who don’t want to speak. For those who hurt, too.
SCREENING 4 (SHORTS)
Here we are, presenting 3 short-movies: 2 about groups of friends, siblings, chosen-family sharing experiences, struggle, joy and questioning themself.
In this journey of transformation, we discover that breaking free from societal norms, embracing new viewpoints, and reevaluating our emotions are essential steps toward personal growth and a deeper understanding of the world around us. Join us in exploring the salty taste of first experiences, the redefinition of disgust, and the joyful celebration.
In today’s ever-evolving world, the narratives we embrace are no longer confined to traditional norms. Instead, we are on a collective journey of self-discovery, pushing the boundaries of societal expectations, and redefining our emotional landscapes.
We will learn many things about being empathic but also – for example – How to make a “Soap Piss” with feelings with the third short-movie.
Welcome to a world where boundaries are blurred, emotions are liberated, and transformation knows no bounds.