Screw the System

Screw the System

A Smutty (and Brain-Pervy) Evening

Lecture and Film Screening
Johannes Grenzfurthner and Jasmin La Hagendorfer
SUNDAY, July 7, 8pm

monochrom and the Porn Film Festival Vienna present SCREW THE SYSTEM!

There will be two incidents, of about an hour each :

  • Lecture performance — Sex, Tech and the Future of Screw-It-Yourself
  • Short film screening — Best of Porn Film Festival Vienna 2019


Sex, Tech and the Future of Screw-It-Yourself

By Johannes Grenzfurthner (monochrom)

We may not forget that mankind is a sexual and tool-using species.

From the depiction of a vulva in a cave painting to the newest internet porn game, technology and sexuality have always been closely linked. New technologies are quick to appeal to pornography consumers, and thus these customers represent a profitable market segment for the suppliers of new products and services. Currently, all factors show that high-tech developments owe a great deal of their success to the need for further sexual stimulation. One could cite the example provided by the science-fiction concept of a full-body interface designed to produce sexual stimulation. But it isn’t science fiction anymore. It’s DIY.

As bio-hacking, sexually enhanced bodies, genetic utopias and plethora of gender have long been the focus of literature, science fiction and, increasingly, pornography, this year will see us explore the possibilities that fictional and authentic bodies have to offer. Our world is already way more bizarre than our ancestors could have ever imagined. But it may not be bizarre enough. “Bizarre enough for what?” — you might ask. Bizarre enough to subvert the heterosexist matrix that is underlying our world and that we should hack and overcome for some quite pressing reasons within the next century. Don’t you think, replicants?


Best of Porn Film Festival Vienna 2019

Presented by Jasmin La Hagendorfer (Creative Director PFFV)

The Porn Film Festival Vienna was brought into existence in 2018. Its challenging objective is to showcase and celebrate the colorful diversity of porn, and stimulate an open, societal debate. Its mission is to bring a genre back into the public sphere of the cinema that is usually locked away in private quarters. Its prime directive is to present the creativity and political possibilities of a defining (yet always hidden) part of society. The goal is to challenge prejudices and stereotypes and break the monotony boring cheesy mainstream porn — to proudly presents feminist, queer & LGBTIQ* positions. Because porn can be: lustful, honest, friendly and self-determined!

In this screening the best of all porn shorts of this year’s edition will be shown — be prepared for fun, lust und a whole lotta smut.