Following 2013's contemporary dance film QUINTET - a choreopornographic experiment, SONATA is the second part of a trilogy exploring the boundary between pornography and art. Starting from the dance improvisation scores we developed to make QUINTET, SONATA will focus mainly on sound. We will deal with desire through voice and movement - creating unique erotic images.
When we started producing QUINTET in 2013, the idea of "contemporary dance porn" seemed pretty far out. We're happy to say the idea of a deep and self-reflecting bodily research into erotic images seems to have resonated with a number of folks: QUINTET premiered at the Pornfilmfestival Berlin 2013, and was screened at numerous festivals since, including Cinekink 2014 in New York City, PornyDays in Zurich, La Fête du Slip in Lausanne, HomeFest in Bucharest, the Seattle Erotic Arts Festival, LadyFest in Milano, and the PinkScreens Festival in Brussels. More about QUINTET here: http://davidbloom.info/projects/quintet-a-choreo-pornographic-experiment To deepen the research, and to play with a different aspect of the work, SONATA will focus on voice, breath, and sound - we would like to expand the Choreopornography Series into a trilogy. The third part, planned for 2016, will be a non-explicit dance film with porn performers. In SONATA, we aim to deal with desire through voice and movement - creating unique erotic images.
What is the project goal and who is the project for?
This project is for everyone who thinks there should be smarter porn, and hotter art.
Why would you support this project?
We wish to expand people's perceptions of how subtle, intelligent, and well-conceived erotic art can be. Despite films like Shortbus, and important groundbreaking work by many queer and/or feminist artists, art that deals with explicit exploration of sexuality is still often marginalized. We think that a subject which plays such a fundamental role in so many people's lives should not be left to mainstream production companies to be produced professionally and in high quality.
How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?
Everyone has issues asking for money. But we're not asking for money, we're asking for good energy in the FORM of money! And You will get some good energy back! Check out the awesome perks to the right! Berlin is still one of the world's most affordable cities for art-making, so we will be able to keep our costs down. However, we believe this project needs a certain production value to get its point across. It's especially important to us to be able to pay the cast & crew fairly, as they bring years of professional dance and performance experience to the project, and are also really willing to challenge their boundaries. We are asking for a budget of € 10,000 altogether that breaks down as follows: 5 performers for 7 days of rehearsal and shooting: € 4000 Technical crew: € 2000 Location rental: € 1000 Equipment rental, costumes, props: € 500 Post-production, editing: € 1500 Crowdfunding & transfer fees, perk production and shipping: € 1000 If You love the idea, but are unable to scrape together the cash at this point, spread the word! Let all your friends, enemies, and family members know about the campaign! Also contact me if You’re interested in donating goods and services, which we can use as attractive perks to get some more donations flowing! Spread the love!
Who are the people behind the project?
David Bloom, choreographer/director - http://davidbloom.info Johan Planefeldt, DOP - http://pizzanfunk.com/ Keith Meng Lim, second camera & tech support We will mostly be working with the same cast as QUINTET (subject to change) : Jorgos Periklis Kitty Mooschief Eva Marino Jadzia Daxxx David Bloom