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:
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.
This project is for everyone who thinks there should be smarter porn, and hotter art.
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.
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!
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) :