Arthouse Vienna Shorts
In the fields of feminist and alternative porn, films from Arthouse Vienna are leading the way in Austria. Former opera singer, Adrineh Simonian left the stage and joined author and filmmaker, Patrick Catuz to start Arthouse Vienna and create three series of works titled: Blackbox, Post/Porn and Blind Date.
Blackbox: White cubes are used for exhibition spaces, normally in the context of galleries with the intention to limit distraction. However, when it is transformed into a sheer dark room, it can be used to direct focus on bodies and rhythm. While being filmed, performers are left alone with the camera, without a crew, without obligations, with sexual self-determination being the only cue. What could happen?
Post/Porn is a reflective and deconstructive series of short pornographic films, capturing forms of pornographic self expression, yet simultaneously questioning them. Within this format, concepts of gender, desire and beauty standards are challenged.
Blind date is an experiment on the psychology of sex. Two strangers, blindfolded, have sex with each other. Before the act, they are separately questioned about their prior sexual experiences, afterwards their eyes are unveiled to see each other, for the first time.