Monday, May 14, 2007

C'lick Me – 2nd International Netporn Festival

C'LICK ME
Public Display of Internet Pornography
2nd International Netporn Festival
Paradiso, Amsterdam – Saturday, 2 June 2007, 1pm to 5am


Website: www.c-lickme.nl
List: www.listcultures.org/mailman/listinfo/netporn-l_listcultures.org

C'LICK ME is an event to investigate internet pornography in a non-conventional way. We are looking forward to a queer event without any rigid queer correctness (as queer doesn't always mean good porn!). We want to re-think the society of the netporn spectacle: the digital zeitgeist that has given us a hypersexual body. What to do with our bodies and digital machines? Pornography has found its way into every nook and cranny of the Internet, but how can we still be queer radicals or body artists, private hedonists or fervent bloggers in this climate? Do we still need to have a sanctified space like an underground or a dungeon, when we produce desire with our floating networked bodies? Porn went porn-chic years ago. Today netporn goes into Myspace bedrooms and everyday "realcore".

C'LICK ME is not only netporn displays, but strategies of public engagement and sharing thoughts about netporn. While creating a visibility of desire, we try to experiment with a new "invisibility" of identities. From the era of queer communities, we move into the culture of crossbreed pornography. Even amongst those horny mobs targeted by the netporn industry giants, people cherish their own queer varieties. Netporn means the messy process of personal affections and anomalies melting into the databases of porn masses. In the era of pornification of mainstream imagery, there is no more society without netporn, but a lot has to be done to sexualize the critical "multitudes". Queer and net activists, theorists and artists once again gather in Amsterdam to discuss the growing pains of autonomous culture zones, but also netporn as sexwork, production of affective commodities and one of the biggest global markets.

C'LICK ME wants to create a networked debate, continuing the discourse started with the first Netporn Conference in 2005, that was organized by the Institute of Network Cultures in collaboration with Katrien Jacobs and Matteo Pasquinelli. This conference afterwards connected to other experiences across Europe and elsewhere, like the Porn Film festival and the Post Porn Politics symposium both held in Berlin in 2006. What does a “post-porn politics” mean after entering the digital realms of the network society? And what will be the destiny of the porn genre in the age of the affective technologies? Before brainstorming the dissolution of porn into commodities or its uture explosion in global conflicts, our specific DIY contribution is an anti-essentialist and intoxicated event, with input from new publics, with a nostalgic embrace of (post) punk wet dreams and sex revolutions. Most of all, C'LICK ME invites you to experience the sexual evolution of the digital generation.

Your stimulators,
Katrien Jacobs, Matteo Pasquinelli and Marije Janssen


Program

- Day program
C'LICK ME day program will feature an international selection of speakers from various disciplines presenting their views and thoughts in a performative setting. Guests, among others, are American film producer, sex blogger and writer Audacia Ray, multi-media artist and musician Terre Thaemlitz, post-porn theorist and performer Tim Stuttgen, 21 century activist Francesco Palmieri ‘Warbear', and genetic pornography demagogue, Adam Zaretsky. Visitors and participants will meet during the dinner, especially designed by food artist Patrick Faas for C'LICK ME. The day program will be hosted by Nat Muller.

- Evening program
The evening program features video and film screenings, which includes the European premiere of Audacia Ray's film The Bi Apple, the (least) favorite porn scenes brought to you by participants and celebrities, the bareback monologues and a soiree of irreverent porn acts. The evening program will be hosted by Bahram Sadeghi.

- Night program
As the evening turns into night, C'LICK ME invites you to an unforgettable party with in the main hall: Dj Sprinkles a.k.a. Terre Thaemlitz, live performances by: Khan of Finland en LeClic and Dj's Sandrien and Abraxas. Get sweaty on the dance floor or lose yourself in the underground atmosphere created in the small hall by the Phag Off collective from Rome who for the first time will collaborate with Cruise Control queer crew. Team Plastique will perform live. If this is too much you can relax in the basement and listen to the whispered dirty stories in the ‘For Your Ears Only' project by SXNDRX.

List of participants: Audacia Ray, Terre Thaemlitz, Tim Stuttgen, Warbear, Florian Cramer, Lotte Hoek, Feona Attwood, Sharif Mowlabocus, Adam Zaretsky, Dominik Bartkowski.

Ticket prices:
Passepartout (including festival dinner) 27,50 euro
Day ticket: 7,50 euro
Evening ticket: 12,50 euro
Night ticket: 12,50 euro
Tickets can be bought at:

Ticketservice: www.ticketmaster.nl
national: 0900 300 1250

AUB Ticketline: national: 0900 0991
international: +31 20 621 12 88

If you would like more information on the program, participants and practical info, please visit our website: www.c-lickme.nl or myspace: www.myspace.com/clickmeamsterdam

You can also join our mailinglist to discuss topics with participants:
http://listcultures.org/mailman/listinfo/netporn-l_listcultures.org

For more information, Marije Janssen: marije (at) paradiso.nl


C'lick Me – 2nd International Netporn Festival is made possible by:
- Institute of Network Cultures
- Stichting Democratie and Media
- Fonds voor Amateurkunst en Podiumkunsten

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