In the pharmacopornographic era, power not only controls the bodies, it becomes part of them; it creeps into them. Technology is no longer an extension of the bodies, but the bodies are extensions of the bio-technology. Viagra, the pill, porn: Bodies are no longer objects but vehicles. They directly swallow the power itself.
Pornography constructs sexual imagery of identity and relationship; it creates categories and shows an artificial sexual freedom.
The goal of the pornographic regime is not the production of pleasure but the control of subjectivity via the infinite loop of arousal and frustration. A universal masturbatory condition.
Informed by “Testo Junkie” by Paul B. Preciado, the performance Pornopoetica creeps through the cracks of the pornographic imagery, offering an aesthetic rewriting.
created and performed by Titta Cosetta Raccagni, Barbara Stimoli
sound Francesca De Isabella
light design Andrea Berselli
production Associazione Culturale Dello Scompiglio
with the support for the residencies of CSC/Centro per la Scena Contemporanea e CSS Teatro stabile di innovazione del FVG
duration 45 min