The Collective

We are a collective of friends that come together to extend our conversations about erotisms and to carve out space to discover and exchange outside of the entertainment industry. How folks decide to participate can vary depending on interests and limitations but we envision these nights with a hopeful possibility of creating communion, engaging with each other in an intentional way and seeing what folks are interested in doing together. These nights could invite performances or perhaps host workshops but to begin we want to have projections and share out loud afterwards. We are currently all white queer trans settlers.

Post-porn, to us, is a feminist approach to creating erotic works. Post-porn is creative, artistic, audacious, provocative and itches at our insides. It prioritizes the consent and empowerment of all those involved in the creative process both behind and in front of the camera. It is safer working conditions. It is showcasing bodies, desires and sexualities that are not given space to be seen and valued in porn and society. It seeks to be thoughtful, intentional, to honour and to humanize by considering how oppressive systems impact those involved and how they can be challenged in our artistic and intimate practices. The post porn that interests us is for freaks, weirdos and kinky witches.

SIP, for us, is acknowledging the process of accepting our desires, our sexualities, our intimacies, our kinks, our non normative, weird, freaky and bizarre eroticisms. We want to share in the re-imagining of bodies, desires and sensations in celebration of honesty and consideration of what we have been asked to carry shame for and exploring what it would mean / look like / feel like / sound like to instead honor those desires and ways of being together. We are looking to see what is already out there and gather to share our artistic projects around post porn.