06/17/12 Oh no! Love has butt in! Usually a nice disturber, but unfortunately it has stolen our protagonist Anja (the pretty red haired one in the bathtube), who is in love and in a new relationship now. This is why she does no longer want to be a part of our film. But she said, that she is still proud to be in the trailer.
What do you do in live? I have been studying cultural studies and aesthetic practice for six years, I'm doing art and media educational projects with children and youngsters and I've been photographing for a while. Preferably people.
Describe yourself briefly! curious. between wondering and marveling. idealistic. impatient. bustling. kids' stories to go to sleep. climbing trees. jumping in piles of leaves. water without gas. choclate flakes. bad at smalltalt.
Why do you take part in the postporn project? This project is somehow the practical realisation of my final thesis and I'm keen to expose myself to this uncertaint, immediate space of possibility and see what that will do with me. In the best sense self exploration. I'm interested into the atmosphere that will and might emerge between us. A communicative, intuitive, benevolent Roundeay, maybe a shimmerung and hazy uncertainty, maye on of the thrilling opening stories, in which new forms of proximity and being-with-one-another occure.
Where do you see yourself on the Kinsey scale? 2,2
What adds up to a good porn for you? I need to get the feeling, that the protagonists are somehow connected with each other and relate to one another. Within gestures, gazes, resistances, haptics, small interferences, things that happen unobviously. The aesthetic doesn't matter most of the times. Interesting is also, when I don't need to get the feeling that the movies are made for a specific audience, but instead, that the people do what they are doing for themselves because they find it horney and beautiful and exciting and absolute.
What do you dislike in porn? "Templates of templates of templates". When film producers think they know how to turn on a "man" or a "woman". Everything that is foreseeable bores me deadly. Absolutely turning off is the focus on the set or the technics of having sex andhthe abscene of perceivable people.
What do you do in live? I study scandinavian and dutch studies. In my free time I do a lot of art stuff.
Describe yourself briefly! open minded. hyperactive. chaotic. curious. talkative.
Why do you take part in the postporn project? Came across it by chance and thought "That's my thing!"
Where do you see yourself on the Kinsey scale? 5,9
What adds up to a good porn for you? A really good porn should have a somehow realistic plot and not only contain perfectly illuminated acrobatic sex positions.
What do you dislike in porn? As said before I'm bothered by the unrealistic and puncture-free depiction of sex and the fact that most porn is only about mindless fucking.
What do you do in live? I'm slogging through. I studied art in Hannover and then tried the breadless in precarity. Now I'm finishing my bicycle mechanic apprenticeship and enjoy the feeling of not knowing what comes next. There's a lot more that I want, this is not the end for sure.
Describe yourself briefly! Who likes me needs to have a slight tendency towards fetishism. I'm a kind of Nerd.
Why do you take part in the postporn project? I love my body and sharing it with others. I wish society wouldn't make such a taboo out of nudity, sex and love and stop hiding it in two people's togetherness behind closed doors. Sex faces us in the public space mostly as something negative. Starting with sexist advertisement standardizing our bodies to violent sexualized attacks. That's why the positive handing isn't always easy. I like that the project makes sexuality in a positive way public and that it takes a try at not common pornography! Personally I see a challenge within that regarding my own boundaries and an adventure.
Where do you see yourself on the Kinsey scale? I'd say 1,8. Hoping somehow to break the mould when I had the chance to test myself more. I fall in love with people, no matter what sex they are. There are so many gray levels between black and white that make the color palette much brighter and fascinating.
What adds up to a good porn for you? If I don't have the urge to fast-forward and if the actors are dealing respectful and kind with each other enjoying what they are doing and showing it, then I enjoy watching!
What do you dislike in porn? The lack of imagination, bad working conditions, the single-minded aiming at the climax, and much more. Above all that most of them are just there to exalt and reproduce suppression and power relations. Unfortunately women (yes, the market is in the first place oriented towards male heteros) are too often depicted as objects, victims and humiliated. That doesn't turn me on at all and the female performer obviously neither.
What do you do in live? Making, recording, listening to music, skateboarding, living.
Describe yourself briefly! Chaotic, driven, patient, nuts, reserved, generous.
Why do you take part in the postporn project? Sometimes you have to leave your comfort zone and see what will happen.
Where do you see yourself on the Kinsey scale? 1
What adds up to a good porn for you? Sympathetic and interesting protagonists, an unconstrained atmosphere, a story even if it is bullshit.
What do you dislike in porn? Artificiality, industy, stagnation, carelessness
What do you do in live? Making, creating and consuming music and moving pictures.
Describe yourself briefly! Mostly calm, often with a sense for humour, sometimes too quiet but always hungry!
Why do you take part in the postporn project? There'll be food and people are going to undress, who would miss out on such a chance?
Where do you see yourself on the Kinsey scale? 1 to 2
What adds up to a good porn for you? Authenticity! But the camera doesn't need to be too shaky.
What do you dislike in porn? YouPorn is said to be the perfect example of modern pornography. I can't believe that my taste is supposed to be that far apart from the masses.
What do you do in live? I study design between Berlin and Cologne.
Describe yourself briefly! A difficult task, I'll try it like that: On the first glance cute, on the second smart and when I'm drunk I like to get bully... additionally terrbily smart-alecky!
Why do you take part in the postporn project? Simply: boundaries are there to be crossed! Better: I really like the project and I'd like to see where it takes me. So: A postpornographic project to lighten up my horizont!
Where do you see yourself on the Kinsey scale? 2 to 3
What adds up to a good porn for you? Attractively authentic people, that have aesthetically hot sex. Add an interesting and innovative background story to that and the evening is set.
What do you dislike in porn? Cheap artificial mass production, in which obviously nobody is enjoying what they are doing.
Maike Brochhaus (director, head of concept)
Who are you? I am a lecturer of Art Studies, talking to students about the pornografic in the context of art and am writing my doctoral thesis about PornArt by taking the example of Bruce LaBruce. Additionally I work at Vorstadtprinzessin and sell homemade veggie-burgers there. I am full-time working on giving the emptiness of existence the finger with earthly desires. Everything else is means to an end.
Why do you do the postporn project? Because I want to see more creative depictions of explicit, honest, differentiated sexuality far away from pressurized categorial constrictions and plastic tits. So, do it yourself!
Bello Morningside (camera)
Who are you? DoP (Director of Photography) & Premium-Voyeur.
Why do you do the postporn project? Cause I find it fascinating to see what is happening when rules are changing that have been regarded as unquestinable.
Tina Freisein (camera)
Who are you? Cinematographer with passion.
Why do you do the postporn project? What's better than letting a group of people in a movie do exactly what they spontaneously like to do.
Who are you? Kosmopolit. Veganer. Kameramann.
Why do you do the postporn projekt? Creating movies is my passion, especially if its with great people like Maike. I always want movies to effect people. The project excited me right from the beginning because I share Maikes views and intentions. I think I wouldn't take part in a usual porn movie but there is a great idea behind this one and I hope there will be more of this kind in the future.
Who are you? I'm a lion, cinematographer, loving movies, photos, spinach and Massaman-Curry, music and no football playing.… rather Tae-Kwon-Do for example.
Why do you do the postporn projekt? 1. My every day life is dominated by shootings for private and public-sector TV broadcater. Therefore my participation in this project is a welcome alternation. It is not foreign-bought and its invented and realized by a person who dares to create something new and original..... symply postpornographic. 2. Porn badly needs better illumination… and perhaps meaning… but most certainly better illumination! 3. The overwelming tasty vegetarien catering. :)
Paul Légère (camera)
Who are you? Receptive for much, but not for everything. I have done a great deal of shots, but with this project I step contentwise into virgin territory.
Why do you do the postporn project? I'm excited to see how Maike's idea become reality. That's why I help her. Willingly.
Sören Störung (cut and music)
Who are you? Film-cuter and beat-builder.
Why do you do the postporn project? Because I'm up for the realisation and like fresh ideas.
Markus Witthaus (sound)
Who are you? In real life I'm a technique disponent, soundguy, hero. In häppchenweise I'm the guy with the longest device. :)
Why do you do the postporn projekt? Because it's an interesting and uncommon experiment, also for us guys behind the camera. Especially for me, it's a unusal professional challenge and a subject you hardly get the chance to participate in. Particularly häppchenweise is a fresh concept and so worth to be supportet: "Everything possible, nothing must – yet lovely". Thus the result still remains a surprise and this tension thrills me.
Lise RZ (print- and web-design)
Who are you? I study and work in the field of design and am always eager for new creative input. (also here)
Why do you do the postporn project? I really like the project and am up for realizing a project with much blood, sweat and tears far away from mainstream-plastic-culture.
Sascha von Space (Set planning & construction)
Who are you? I'm an architect and spaceboy devoted to space constellations that no human being has seen before.
Why do you do the postporn project? I want to support Maike and her project, because she has dedicated herself for several years to the field of tension between art and pornography and because I appreciate Maike and her work a lot.
Minzi Mirkwood (Set-Fotografie)
Who are you? Don't ask me! What I do: Writing, snapping shots, drinking wine, internet too.
Why do you do the postporn project? I understood that it is about sex, food and pictures - enough for me. None the less it is always worth support doing something instead of consuming and complaing afterwards.
Who are you? Passionate kitchen dictator.
Why do you do the postporn project? Because I finally want to get Maikes party manipulating truth or dare passion to a happy ending.
Who are you? A masterstudent somewhere in the middle of degree-insanity, which really likes to be distracted by postporn filmprojects.
Why do you do the postporn project? Great and unique projects should be supportet. The same as great and unique people like Maike.
Hermine Aubergine (Catering)
Who are you? I'm curious. And moreover I like caring for other peoples physical welfare.
Why do you do the postporn project? This project is long overdue. Why had nobody thought about this revolutionary idea before?! Not even me! I haven't the guts to act in front of the camera but at least I want to do something useful behind it. Everyone knows how important good food is! – The first step to so many nice experiences.
Coco Mayday (Catering)
Who are you? Right hand of the passionate kitchen dictator.
Why do you do the postporn project? Because otherwise life is boring, plus: I like to spend time with good porn.