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Open casting call

WITH: director Shu Lea Cheang, producer Jürgen Brüning, casting director Paula Alamillo Rodriguez


Shu Lea Cheang (director I.K.U. and FLUIDØ) is to represent Taiwan as solo artist with curator Paul B. Preciado (author Testo Junkie, curator Documenta14) at Venice Biennale 2019. For the exhibition, located at the Palazzo delle Prigioni (prison’s palace) in Venice, a former prison attached to the Palazzo Ducale where the legendary lover Giacomo Casanova was once jailed, Cheang will create site-specific multi-interface installations that investigate body confinement and its speculative extrication under the current day omnipresent surveillance apparatus. The new work titled 3x3x6 explores the relationship between political punishment and sexual enjoyment, constructs the integrated web of a data sexopticon that incarcerates a series of non-conforming subjects that according to different historical legal regimes have been considered as sexual criminals.

The open casting call seeks Berlin-based gender fluid self-affirmative performers to participate in the making of 10 episodes of trans-punk-fiction, produced by Jürgen Brüning with shooting dates scheduled for mid-late December 2018.

People who would like to be part of the casting session should apply with a photo, a short bio and prepare a 5 minute piece of text, song or performance. This they should send to attn: Jürgen

13th Pornfilmfestival Berlin 2018 – Closing night film

Georg Friedrich Haas is a world-famous composer and the protagonist of this year’s graduation film THE ARTIST & THE PERVERT. On October 6, his new composition MONOLOG FÜR GRAZ celebrated its world premiere, with Haas himself as spokesman of a long monologue on the political situation in Austria – a very personal text that is valid far beyond state politics for the global political shift to the right, as thoughtful as combative right, that makes you angry. A luta continua. Basically, the fight starts first.

“Next time” – over and over I heard this phrase – “next time we’ll do better.”

Yes, they are doing better. No, they no longer build murder factories, in which they kill people industrially in large numbers as planned. Today, they are content to just let people drown in the Mediterranean. You do not have to build any more crematoria to burn the bodies. Most of the dead disappear by themselves in the sea. And they no longer need to cart people around in horror in railway carriages across Europe – today the victims organize their own transport.

It is not a murder anymore. Only more killing by failure to help.

It’s not a mass murder anymore. Only more mass killing by masses omitted assistance.

Open Call: Exhibition in Moviemento cinema during the Pornfilmfestival Berlin

Alongside the numerous films, workshops and performances during the Pornfilmfestival, an art exhibiton will take place in Moviemento cinema once again in 2018. Themes such as sexuality, feminism, eroticism, gender identity and politics should be approached and considered in humourous, sensual, bold, critical or playful ways. For this project we are looking for artists of all genders and sexual orientations and, for the first time, opening this call to the public. If this relates to you and your artistic approach (i.e. painting, photography, video, drawing, sculpture or installation) and your work deals with the broader sense of sexuality, you can send us your art/project ideas in the form of an application by June 30th, 2018.

What we need from you:

  • Name of the artist
  • Short description of the work/project idea
  • Description of the work in 3-4 sentences for the catalogue
  • 2-3 photos in Jpeg format

Please send your application via e-mail to:

Deadline: June 30th, 2018

We are looking forward to your application!

News from Pornfilmfestival Berlin

Attention: Submission deadline for this year’s festival is approaching soon!

Please remember to submit your films, performances and workshops online till May 31st, 2018.

We also updated our privacy policy to clarify how we protect your personal information in compliance with the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Read our full privacy policy here.

Fluidø + Shu Lea Cheang screening + Q&A

Do you want Complimentary ticket for screening of Fluidø in London. Please send an e-mail to and we put you on the guestlist.

18–20 May 2018

The Institute of Contemporary Arts is pleased to present NEO ULTRA PUNK. Participants include artists and filmmakers Shu Lea Cheang, Elizabeth Mputu, Ayesha Tan Jones, Shadow Sistxrs Fight Club, Zach Blas, Natasha Lall, Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings, musician Lady Vendredi, producer Giulia Casalini and writers Mijke van der Drift and Matthew Fuller.

This three-day programme features new and recent works by artist and filmmaker Shu Lea Cheang, alongside presentations by performers, filmmakers and thinkers reflecting on Cheang’s concept ‘NEO ULTRA PUNK’ – the attitude of ‘a nouveau queer generation that includes refugees, migrants, functional diversity, transfeminism, open families, subversive motherhoods, forms of sustainable living and the rise of self-defence practices for self-empowerment.’

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Loud & Queer Party @Berlinale

Edition Salzgeber, Jürgen Brüning Filmproduktion & M-Appeal invite you to the Loud & Queer Party @Berlinale on 18th February 2018 at Ritter Butzke beginning at 10pm (Ritterstraße 26, U Moritzplatz).