For Berlin's Pornceptual, Pornography is a Kinky Cabaret
A few weeks ago FKIN (A)rt Friday hipped you to the smart, erotic and exotic art/sex/culture magazine, PHILE. This week we invite you to check out Pornceptual, a magazine, website and party based in Berlin, which, if you liked PHILE, will be right up your dark back alley. Way up.
Don’t let the subtle tagline–“A visual study of unusual pornography”–fool you, Pornceptual feels fresh, edgy and free. For a quick taste, check out—and follow!–their gorgeously kinky Instagram page.
“Pornceptual presents pornography as queer, diverse and inclusive,” states the website. “We aim to prove that pornography can be respectful, intimate and artistic, while questioning usual pornographic labels. ‘Can art succeed where porn fails – to actually turn us on?'"
Uniform porn by PORNCEPTUAL
One would have to answer with a resounding “Yes!” The projects, art, videos and parties are joyfully sex-positive, mixed and not only inclusive, but inviting. Going to Berlin? Plan that trip to include–or around–the next Pornceptual party.
Promo for the recent Dec 8 party PORN BALL by Pornceptual
When it comes to parties, the Pornceptual kids DO. NOT. MESS. AROUND.
Check this video of the brilliant techno DJ Radioslave killing it at a Pornceptual party last August at Berlin’s Boiler Room. Many of the on-camera attendees came naked or in leather, latex and fetish gear.
More about Pornceptual from their Facebook page:
"Pornceptual is an art project that wants to de-contextualize pornography in its usual sense and show that an explicit sexual content can be considered art. It started as an online gallery for erotic art and then became a platform for people to express sexually in a creative way.
"We now publish the work of professional or upcoming artists in the main section of the website, also encouraging anyone to take arty naked self- portraits, even if they only have a bad digital camera. We believe that art (and sex) should be an open experience. This is also a way of creating new possibilities of representation of the human body. The usual body representations in commercial pornography or even in most works described as “erotic art” are very limited. So here is an alternative for commercial porn, a product that is not only completely monotonous and predictable, but also sexist and plastic.
"Pornceptual is an open space for everyone that’s interested in facing the real and sexual side of the human body. Far from being based on social acceptable concepts, we are looking to find original meanings to what does sexuality and pornography mean.