Saturday, December 28, 2019

HOLY LIQUIDS new photo story on IF website




POLLUTION

A limited (10 copies) edition photo book has been added to our store.


The leitmotif of this set of 23 photos is the material that you can see in the last video posted on our website - DARK MATTER. Ii's interspersed with materials from CONNECTED and SKETCHES XXII sessions.

It is a post-industrial vision of physical encounters: workers, operators and victims of indefinite experiments.

Body fluids mix with synthetics that also leak out of the body, chemical contamination mixes with biological, creating unique plastic forms.

24 pages in high quality matte photo paper.
Size: 15cm x 15cm (6" x 6")
Matte hard cover and dust jacket.
Hand signed and numbered.

available HERE

Thursday, December 19, 2019

IF x BADMLK

This year autumn has brought us a collaboration with a new, creative person. We have completed three sessions so far and I still have the impression that they were all tests, trials and fittings. There are simply so many possibilities that new solutions emerge after each session. 

We started with RE-animation. It is a project referring to our "ritual" concepts, such as the SILVER AGE cycle. If I were to draw an artificial historical line, the RE-animation action takes place hundreds of years before SILVER AGE, in the "ancient times". 



RE-animation presents the concept of man-made deity. The deity is created to seduce eye witnesses / viewers. Its architects use it directly for sexual rituals, creating new forms of pleasure. These rituals are not connected with any existing cults. The deity is reduced to the body, sexuality is an element of control. We have completed two sessions for this project - one as a sketch - which you can see in the photo gallery. The second strictly for the video (of course, the film will also include elements from the first session).



I can't imagine anyone other than BADMLK as the deity. 

The second project was MOLINIER SYNDROME. As in the case of our experiments regarding the work and life of Hans Bellmer, on which work has been ongoing for several years, also here it's just the beginning. This fall, three projects were created that directly related to Molinier's concepts - multiplication and exchange of sexes - on a visual level. Molinier used photographic techniques to create avatars, we decided to combine theater and film forms. 



In the film MOLINIER SYNDROME (POR/N/OISE 010), the character played by BADMLK becomes a living catalyst for compositions based on sexual positions. At the same time, the question arises who is real and who is the projection of erotic dreams? 

While in Bellmer's concepts, the partner / doll is only a subject, totally subordinate, in Molinier's concept, the woman has masculine element and the man - female. The man is not clearly represented as the creator. It is still a search for the perfect physical relationship that we repeatedly undertake.

On our website you can find a gallery from our latest session continuing this topic, connected directly with the beginning of the movie.



Post scriptum will refer only to our live art activities as SUKA OFF. 

After many years, we finally found someone who has restored our faith in the extended, more complex activities of SUKA OFF. The reality is extremely difficult, performative activities that are not cheerful entertainment or, on the other hand, do not undertake social problems, are not welcome in the club and gallery space. Sexuality devoid of political tinge (LGBT problems, etc.) is not interesting for groups called "libertarian". We will never participate in spreading ideological propaganda of specific groups, regardless of their worldview. I am writing about it referring to the previous entry. 

Performances in Athens, considering logistical difficulties, were a success. I can write that, considering all my previous fears.



The RE-animation performance we showed derives directly from our activities within IF. This is probably the first such case. Usually it's the other way around.

The second performance combining live action with a multimedia installation that we also presented in Athens was based on the aforementioned MOLINIER SYNDROME. It was a sketch for a larger, more elaborate form.

Friday, October 25, 2019

RED ROOM / POR/N/OISE 11

The footage for this short film has been on my hard drive for several years. I did not think I would come back to it, at least not now. I just thought that nothing could be done about it. Part of the material was unusable due to the complete technical improvisation on the set. 
In 2015, when I was looking through the material, I thought it was bad, both in terms of image quality and incomplete narrative. However, the evolution of the POR/N/OISE project changed my perception to "bad" materials. 
Shooting with cheap cameras in red light is a real drama. Everything is completely burned out. In addition, the mesh forming the cage space caused constant sharpness problems. The floor was made of plexiglass, so any attempts at extra lighting added to this problem. Everything was wrong, and in fact it looked great. 
I think that this space is one of the best to create durational performance in a club space. So we decided to shoot RED ROOM as a performance for camera. Whatever will be, will be. Everything took maybe an hour. 

But the main stimulus for why I came back to this material was the fact that the club where we filmed ends its activities this year. We have a great fondness for it and for the person who founded it. As SUKA OFF we've been coming back there every year. It was one of the best organized clubs with a fantastic audience. That's why I said, let's close this story for good. Also in the context of the work of INSIDE FLESH.


Sunday, August 18, 2019

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

INSECTS / full video now online

In 2017 we returned to New York. In addition to our live performances as SUKA OFF, we’ve done several video works again (short POR/N/OISE 07 you could watch earlier). 


Why so late? I return to the archive materials on the basis of refreshed ideas (suddenly I come across a great editing concept or additional materials) and available time. So if I mention on the occasion of an IF session that a film will follow, sooner or later it will happen. 

You could see sketches for this film last year in a photo gallery. 


In narrative, the film deviates significantly from our previous works. It is more a record of improvisations on a specific concept. Even more than our previous work it resembles the performance for camera formula. The space of an abandoned house that we were given to use became a scene of physical close-ups of the characters. Conceptually, it is a minimalist body horror. The form is also more static, editing focuses more on a single frame rather than dynamically arranged images. 

The set was quite Urbex style. Two cameras on a tripod, no preview. Complete lack of artificial lighting, reflex panels, etc. Total guerrilla. 

Certainly the main inspiration was the city itself. Inspiration may not necessarily result from positive experiences. That was the case here. We realized INSECTS at the end of our stay in the USA. New York is full of insects. Literally. We've been to many big cities, but we haven't seen so many cockroaches, bed bugs, mosquitoes, etc. anywhere else. I don't want it to sound pejorative, but this city is a huge garbage can. Finding out all metaphors is most desirable. 

As during our previous stay when we made the movie 6 FLOORS (in 2014), we invited the New York artist MAIDENFED again. Working and meeting her always outshines all the negative sides of this city.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

IF x ROTTENMORGUE

This collaboration was a great unknown. I think for both sides. Excitement mixed with uncertainty. 

Today I can write that with nobody so far we have done so many technically complex projects in such a short time. I didn’t have such a positive feeling of total fatigue for very long time. Three large projects were created, with one-day breaks during which we changed the set design, discussed subsequent projects and did some extra sessions with HERLOVELYGORE and formal experiments.


The first one, with a working title BROADCASTING BOX, is a return to the BLACK LAB universe mentioned in the previous post. This time, however, I decided to shut everything down in the form of about 20/30 minutes. For sure it will be the first IF movie in which the human voice will appear. I know that the theme of cam models has recently been picked up in mainstream horror films, but I have not seen the theme of body horror there. The whole thing was based only on the technological platform that was becoming a source of danger. I want to create something different, unreal. Imagine that the cam models system is centralized (eg by the state or one corporation) and operates on the principle of monitoring. The transmissions are controlled and censored in real time, and the people working in them eventually become machines connected to such a network. 

I want to finish the movie as soon as possible. End of May hopefully. 


The second, WHITE RITUAL is a form based on the narrative you know, for example, from POSSESSION or METAMORPHOSIS. First we will publish the photo story. The film will follow. 


The third project is BLACK ROOM III. The last part of the cycle in which we reveal who the man in the mask is. This part will have an annex in the form of a material shot 100% with a VHS camera.


You can see it today on our website. The main movie will probably appear in summer. I also plan to make a zine with all 3 parts of BLACK ROOM in the form of photo stories. 

I also returned to 2D and 3D scanning. I just had to do it with the amazing body of RottenMorgue. A few brutal scans have been created, which will be available in the form of prints. 

We have also taken many instaxes that will appear regularly in our store.


If you want their scans extended to A4 size (in high quality), go to the ROTTENMORGUE website and support her.

After 3 months... (again)

Time passes so quickly. The accumulation of new projects and ideas completely lost us in the time. 

I always thought that it's better to spend time creating new images than words. This blog is not used to record "everyday" reflections and events, but rather to chronologically organize the process of creating our works. Therefore, such time distances. 

Let's summarize what's new. I'll start with photo stories. In January, according to our annual tradition, we published photos from our “NYE party”. Believe it or not, we do it exactly on New Year's Eve. That's our tradition and I can not imagine doing it at any other time. So it is a pleasant and useful formula.


Due to the fact that I finally finished the battle lasting almost a year (the amount of rotoscoping crushed me for months) with the fashion video for Leonard Wong, I am coming back with more and more impetus to everything that I had to put aside. This means industrial, body horror, cyber porn and the entire VHS aesthetics for which I have been collecting equipment and ideas for the last year. 

The trailer for the 7 minute long film MULTIVERSE which we shot in Shanghai you can see below. Unfortunately, I am unable to determine when and where the presentation of the whole will take place. It depends on Leonard Wong.

In January we published the first gallery with the use of black substance. I think that it’s more interesting visually and offers more possibilities than the slime that we used many times, years ago. 


In February we published new part of the POR/N/OISE cycle. SPECIAL UNIT opens this year's movie formula that I could describe as a mixture of cyber porn and body horror. This aesthetics gives me the most pleasure. It determined me enough that I can finally return to the BLACK LAB project. The idea was to divide this gigantic material into parts and create a narrative similar to a series.
From our first trip to Italy this year, we brought three materials. The first has already been published in the gallery. RED VISITOR is a classic example of our hotel stories. In a similar form (but with a different ending) you will soon get to see RED VISITOR II.


The third material is a sketch. Due to the simplicity of the space, we worked with the typical hotel room layout and daylight lighting. So it’s just basically about two naked lovers having sex. It's more an exercise in composition. The gallery will also be released in the coming months.


Finally few words about the strange photo story titled CLIENT. In fact, it was a shooting test of characters intended to appear in a film, which is created at the request of a private collector. Unfortunately, at the moment I can’t write anything more about it.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

POSSESSION 6 / NOW ONLINE!

And so I returned to the POSSESSION cycle. The pessimistic mood of the end of the year was probably the main reason for it. 
Pictures for this film were shot in 2016 and since then the flood of subsequent projects has not allowed me to finish this part. I guess until the end, I had no idea what to do with the extremely dark video footage. 
The plot has slightly changed since the original concept. I didn't assume that the characters in the final scene would... but you better just see it for yourself. 
We were shooting in completely partisan conditions, almost without any photographic light and with really bad equipment. The strength of this film are the actors, the interior, great costumes (in the order of appearance: black leather dress by Melissa Tofton, Aliza long top by Gelareh and black print dress by ODIO) and post-production. 
The film is avaiable now on our website.


Thursday, December 6, 2018

THE END... but only for TUMBLR

After almost 9 years and 2990 posts, we now stop publishing our work on Tumblr.



With the increasing commercialization and control of the internet, it must have finally happened. 

The only thing I regret is the fact that at the moment there is no similar platform where at the same time you could find something interesting in the subject of design, fashion, architecture, art, history, photography and erotica. Someone who thought that Tumblr was a portal full of pornography is just an ignorant, manipulated by the media. 

Unfortunately, attempts to stop Verizon from introducing restrictions in my opinion won’t do anything. Nothing can stop the process of user’s emigration. The decomposition process can not be reversed. I will also refer to various theories regarding such a move from the company. 

In my opinion, Verizon, who has already "killed" Flickr, is testing some new, very aggressive codes that search for content (I wouldn’t be surprised if it was for Apple). Next target will be Twitter. That's why I answer in advance to all who ask me why not Twitter. NO! I do not intend to open an account on Twitter, because the same thing will happen there too. 

As you can see, the new search system is badly underdeveloped. The losses would be incomparably greater for the owner of this platform (Twitter). Verizon after tests on the Tumblr, will probably sell this technology to Apple, which will then be able to require restrictions in publishing content from everyone in Apple store. I do not intend to appear on PornHub. I don’t see anything inspiring there, and I have mixed feelings about their aggressive politics based solely on quantity and not quality. 

So here’s where you can find us now: 
The archival works are partially transferred to Fetlife (there are still many interesting artists there - from photography to bondage) and ELLO, which is highly underestimated, and which due to the lack of restrictions on nudity and the fact that it combines many arts seems to me the most attractive platform right now . 
Censored works and news will appear on Instagram and Facebook. Here, only longer texts and summaries of more extensive projects. Of course, we still count on your support through Patreon.