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Fringe art campaign 2013

8-18 August 2013

Diverse and challenging. Energetic and Inclusive. ‘The Porn Project’ was an independent fringe art campaign that took to the community spaces of inner city Auckland in the month of August 2013. With a strong emphasis on reclaiming sex and desire in all its diversity The Porn Project had no one position on pornography – the key point was that misogyny and racism in porn is not ok.

Rachel has recently published two reflection pieces on the modes and effects of The Porn Project; this one is in Le Roy’s gender and sexuality edition [1] edition (Thanks to Le Roy [2] for permission to reproduce here) an the other in The Vernacularist – ‘The Porn Project: a radical experiment with//in the vernacular?’ – which is available to be read here. [3]

TThe Porn Project - Programme [4]aking place over 10 intense days The Porn Project featured:
Art exhibitions at Method & Manners, Corner Window Gallery and Co.Space POPup
Performances at the opening party, Hard Tongues a poetry performance, and Exhibitionists, an evening of live performances
Street actions including Dress Up Clean Up, a breast sip-in at Alleluyah Cafe and GenderSmash, a queer performance on K’Rd
Events and talks on censorship today, open days at the NZ Prostitutes Collective and a screeing of Explicit Details.

Check out the Gallery [5] for pictures.

Curator Rachel Liebert produced a campaign Zine [6] to get people talking about porn.

Here is how the organisers described the project in the lead up: Press Release

Rachel [7] was interviewed on 95bFM and Gay Express and others also spread the word.

For more info and pics see:
Tumblr the-porn-project.tumblr.com [8]
Facebook ‘The Porn Project’
Instagram ‘#ThePornProject’

For inquiries:
Rachel Liebert: rachel.liebert@gmail.com [9]
Amelia Hitchcock: aahitchcock@gmail.com [10]

 

The Porn Project was autonomous from, but affiliated to, ‘Pornography in the Public Eye’ – a project exploring issues related to pornography through research, art and community-based action.