Talk: | Thursday 12.10 |
Following the screening, a conversation will be held featuring the acclaimed still photographer Fin Serck-Hanssen and noted curator Ana María Bresciani (KORO). Serck-Hanssen is renowned for his portraits of underground communities, including those in the music industry, as well as his later work depicting the LGBTQ+ community during and after the AIDS crisis. Additionally, MIRAGE has the pleasure of showcasing two of Serck-Hanssens photography series, Orgasm Addicts og North Sea Pioneer Divers, at Vega Scene as part of MIRAGE.
PORNOMELANCOLÍA delves elegantly and thoughtfully into reflections on sex, its public representation, and societal taboos surrounding a perfectly natural human activity. Exploring the dynamics of being public yet feeling isolated, and the personas we construct to reveal or conceal ourselves from the world. It is a metaphor for a widespread, if not all-encompassing, loneliness caused by small and big screens; an epitaph for intimacy. Lalo Santos’ unwavering commitment to his physical and emotional self enables Manuel Abramovich to offer a perceptive and sensitive glimpse into this world of both porn and the more common idea of our alter-ego digital lives.