I invited a group of professional contemporary dancers in Berlin, all of whom are also explorers of conscious sexuality, to use their experience making dance pieces to research and question the border between pornography and art in this 22-minute short film.

How much sexual explicitness is allowed into a “serious” artistic dance film? And how much time and space are allowed in pornography?

Also a tribute to the experimental and sex-positive atmosphere of Berlin in the early 21st century, Quintet brings together work with dance, movement & conscious sexuality to create a unique erotic visual experience. Sound design by the extraordinary Jassem Hindi.

The project was both my first dance film, and my first experience trying to raise money for a project through crowdfunding. We did fairly well on both counts, besides almost getting kicked off the crowdfunding platform for “inappropriate content” Quintet was first shown at the Porn Film Festival Berlin (Oct 23-27, 2013 at the Moviemento Cinema).

Video

Performers
Liz Pierrot
Jorgos Periklis
Jadzia Daxxx
Eva Marino
David Bloom
Director of Photography
Johan Planefeldt
Sound
Jassem Hindi
Editor/Campaign Manager/2nd camera
Keith Meng Lim
Production Manager
Matís d'Arc - luhmen d'arc
Choreographed, directed, and produced by
David Bloom

Ropes provided by luhmen d’arc. Get your exuberant ropes here!

Press and Reviews

  1. Review in French from POP AND FILMS
  2. An article and video interview with myself at sensoryfuse.com
  3. An article of mine, originally published in POV Paper, at hystericalfeminisms.com
  4. A beautiful short article (in German), at www.lvstprinzip.de
  5. A video interview (in German) by the lovely people at QUEER GEFRAGT - here's their YouTube channel
  6. Review of Cinekink 2014 from The Guardian

Previous Performances

// // Filmhuis Cavia // Amsterdam
// // La Fête du Slip 2014 // Lausanne
// // HomeFest // Bucharest
// // Traumakino Marburg // Marburg
// // Seattle Erotic Art Festival // Seattle
// // Ladyfest // Milano
// // Bliss Festival Ireland // Claregalway
// // Luststreifen - Queer Cinema Basel // Basel
// // Unitedbliss Conference // Berlin
// // Pink Screens Festival Brussels // Brussels
// // c.s.o.a. Forte Prenestino // Rome
// // HOLY FUCK Film Festival // Amsterdam
// // Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz // Berlin
// // La Exhibición Cultura Sexplícita // Valencia
// // Festival Alternatif Katrinesk // Montpellier
// // Festival Je(ux) de Genres #3 // Lille
// // Transmediale Vorspiel@Spektrum // Berlin
// // Best of Porn Film Festival @Spektrum // Berlin
// // Fecunda Lab & Mindpirates @the Hole // Berlin