2015 //

videoinstallation, 6:20 min loop, Full HD, sound, Dimensions variabel


Language: English
Number of pages: 24
Bookbinding: swiss brochure
Print: Offset printing
Layout: Alexander Kremmers
Edition: 150 pieces
Format (closed): 23,7 x 15 cm



fold sheet
DVD_single screen cut version
6.42 min, file format: mp4


// Fotocredits SarahDecristoforo

The work My Adult Comedy Drama with pornography as the main topic consists of a multi-channel audio-video installation and an accompanying written publication. Four characters (Cheerleading Girl, Handyman, Pizzaman and The Artist) have a conversation of pornographic content, which explicitely omits any emotion. Each of the four large-format projection screens shows a video portrait of the two actresses and the two actors against a black background.The dialogue forming sentences have their origin in literarily historical pornographic texts and also texts from contemporary media.By way of example wall labels of brothel walls in Pompeji meet cybersex conversations of the 21st century. The resulting text-collage brings forth a new narrative style, which uses the clichés of this explicit genre but also breaks them. The main parts of the research have been conducted at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction in Bloomington/Indiana.The accompanying published script, My Adult Comedy Drama / Annotated Script, provides the used sources and gives information on the authors and the temporal-historical context.

The sentences forming the dialogue are derived from literary-historical pornographic text-material and also from contemporary media. The dialogue text is contained as script in the publication.The publication also contains a preface which is divided into four short chapters: Internet / Sex Shop / 9th Porn Film Festival Berlin / and the Kinsey Institute. In addition, the publication provides informations on the sources, like author and the historical context used in the text collage. (eg Pietro Aretino, Anai’s Nin, Marquis de Sade, Michel Houellebecq, Giovanni Boccaccio, Charles Bukowski. But also anonymous and less known authors, who I discovered during my research) Further the publication consists of a insert page (this contains a short project description, pictures of the video installation and a brief vita) and a DVD, which shows a "single screen cut version" of the video work.


© Sarah Decristoforo 2019

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