Eduardo Kac (1962-)
unique signed etched drawing on verso of single-sided vinyl record, 4-color soft cover 40 pp booklet (bilingual Portuguese /English)
single-sided record and booklet from an edition of 270
side A- single sided, recordings; side B- unique drawing etched into record
producer: Emanuele Carcano; released by alga marghen, Milan
FROM THE BACK COVER
These previously unissued recordings from the Porn Art Movement (1980-1982) include five performances recorded live on Ipanema Beach in 1982, as well as a selection of previously unheard studio recordings of my yellpoems (Poemas-pra- gritar). I used to perform these works in squares, beaches, parks, theatres and many other locations at the time—often with my signature pink miniskirt, when not au naturel.I fused existing coarse and curse words with parts of words, neologisms, salacious buffoonery, the antinormative scribblings of toilet-wall graffiti, commonplaces, blasphemy, expletives, agrammatisms, incorrect orthography, slangy expressions, lexical exorbitance, general obscenities, the gross and the grotesque, into a new whole. My use of stigmatizing words in these pornpoems transformed them from denigratory to empowering, through political critique and defiance.
The LP also includes the Manifesto Pornô (1980) and four recordings of Flatographic poems (Poemas flatográficos), from 1982, in which I use the flatus as a compositional unit and the mellifluous flatal flow as material. Flatographic poems have visual scores— one of which can be seen on the cover—for metabolic performances that combine meticulous precision with gaseous explosiveness of scatological resonance. Demanding a high level of self-mastery on the part of the performer, this anal poetry was the only series of works produced in the Movement to literally explore the internal side of the body. – Eduardo Kac, 2016
The Porn Art Movement (Movimento de Arte Pornô) was a transgressive avant-garde movement that took place in Brazil from 1980 through 1982. The movement happened under a military dictatorship and championed the use of pornography both as a form of political resistance and as an innovative art medium. The movement was formally experimental, politically liberal and socially non-conformative. The word 'porn' was used intentionally but the movement did not produce traditional pornography.