Venue: Alte Münze
Can porn be artistic? That’s the burning question Pornceptual has been asking itself ever since its 2010 inception. As a counter to the ersatz and blatantly hegemonic threads that run through commercial pornography, the minds behind the Berlin-based project have made it their mission to prove that our most carnal pleasures can indeed be more aesthetically challenging than straight-up fucking.
On top of running a website and a print magazine, they’re also well known for throwing some pretty decadent shindigs. Expect this instalment to be an exceptionally debauched affair; it’s the party’s third anniversary. As well as erotic performances, there’s a solid lineup of acts to keep proceedings in full swing. NYC’s very own Lady Starlight is on the bill with a live set, as are a clutch of other established DJs including the likes of Hot Creation’s Rydim and Monasterio’s Anastasia Kristensen. The evening’s dress-code is relaxed, but your entry will be considerably cheaper the less you wear. Time to leave your inhibitions, and your clothes, in the cloakroom.