CARTE BLANCHE

FOUR CHAMBERS

Saturday, 06.05
14h - Cinema AventureSalle 1︎Shorts

PAY WHAT YOU CAN
6€ - 8€

⌚︎  63min
Is it possible to talk about alternative porn without talking about Four Chambers? No, of course not. Founded in 2014 by Vex Ashley, then a webcam model, the collective has completely transformed the way we see and think about independent pornography. Four Chambers draws inspiration from all over the spectrum (traditional cinema, paintings by masters, religious art, technology) to create explicit art films, each time oscillating between reality and oneirism, always rejecting labels but never ethics.

Vex, who is honouring us this year as a member of the jury, has been the face of the collective since its beginning. She regularly performs in her creations to breathe life into the deepest fantasies, the kind that keep us awake at night. Through her productions and her public and press appearances, she encourages us to (re)think pornography with words that are always accurate and shed light on the political debates of our time.



Films in program

Alchemy

Four Chambers / UK / 2014 / 7min / DCP / OV EN

“Quite simply, one of the most divine days of my life. I drank gold from Vex's blessed vulva and made out with the adorable archangel Blatth while Vex poured more gold down my curvy back. Shot and edited by and for Four Chamber - I was just lucky enough to be in the castle on anointment day. These porn-makers are powerful artists who have totally changed everything about erotic art and I am a true fan.“
Courtney Trouble, when describing the film at her AP Clips profile.



Red Shift

Four Chambers / UK / 2016 / 10min / DCP / OV EN
Driving at night in a city you don't know always felt otherworldly.

You're watching everything pass you by but you're separated, removed from the outside world by a pane of glass, sealed in your own private reality. Time moves differently inside. You're able to observe and be observed by other drivers that pass but you're each just watching from inside your own tiny parallel universes.

Surrounded by these endlessly travelling lights and shadows, ghosts of the outside creeping in. Inside a moving prism of glass and mirrors reflecting cycling scattered images from another time and another place.



Pitch

Four Chambers / UK / 8min / DCP / OV EN

Sticky, viscous black wetness.





Divine Rites

Four Chambers /UK / 2021 / 7min / DCP / OV EN
Moving beyond the iconography and aesthetics, half documentary / half pornography - Divine Rites is a new series that attempts to explore the different and highly personal ways religion intersects with our lives and especially our sex. Thank you endlessly to performers in these films for their trust and vulnerability in sharing their stories.


Orgone Theory

Four Chambers / UK / 2019 / 21min / DCP / OV EN

Wilhelm Reich's in The Function of the Orgasm theorised a powerful bioelectrical sexual life force he called orgone energy, it could be harnessed with the use of a device Orgone Accumulator.

The accumulator is part science experiment, part esoteric fuck machine, part reverse glory hole.

"I tell you only you yourself can be your liberator!
I know that what you call 'GOD' really exists, but not in the form you think"


Fucked

Four Chambers / UK / 2022 / 16min / DCP /OV EN

Not fucking but being fucked.

Being taken. Taken out of your brain and into your body. Sex that knocks sense out of you for a second. Where you’re weightless and grounded, pinned and stretched. No pleasantries, no thinking just being and doing. Guts, sweat and pumping blood.



A Cyborg Manifesto

Four Chambers / UK / 2022 / 4min / DCP / OV EN

original commissioned by The Museum of Sex for the CAM LIFE exhibition, 'A Cyborg Manifesto' is a visual essay and a personal exploration of a life spent online.

"We broadcast our image in cells and pixels across continents, viewed by lenses, pushed through codecs and compression algorithms, adapting new ways to circumvent the physical. Thousands of people every day fuck and fuck themselves broadcast live via webcam.

I spent 4 years from 2012-2016 live online, executing a carefully choreographed performance of authenticity - shapeshifting, adapting, morphing. My sex and self monetised for consumption, working for tips. Records of this will outlive me, videos of cam shows ripped, recorded and uploaded on illegal sites, digital time capsules or ticking time bombs.

We exist in a system that commodifies our personhood, our images, our data and our lives online, to harness that isn’t freedom from it but it can be control."


Brussels Porn Film Festival x SNAP!

from 2 to 5th May 2023.

Venues

CINEMA AVENTURE

Rue des Fripiers 15, 1000 Brussels

BEURSSCHOUWBURG

Auguste Ortsstraat 20/28, 1000 Brussels

CINEMA NOVA

Rue d'Arenberg 3, 1000 Brussels


CONTACT

office@brusselspff.com







Brussels Porn Film Festival x SNAP!

from 4th to 7th May 2023.

︎Festival Pass
5 Screenings for 25€

Pay what you can:
Films - 6€ / 8€
Living arts - 8€ / 10€ / 15€ / Low Income Ticket Program for sex workers (quota of  free places offered by Utsopi)

Online Festival - From 8 to 22th May @ Pinklabel.TV
17,39€ - Buy here ︎︎︎



Venues

CINEMA AVENTURE

Rue des Fripiers 15, 1000 Brussels

BEURSSCHOUWBURG

Auguste Ortsstraat 20/28, 1000 Brussels

CINEMA NOVA

Rue d'Arenberg 3, 1000 Brussels


CONTACT

office@brusselspff.com


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