experimental body art
film in Berlin
STRIP! @Artwife Festival in Slovakia 11 to 14 August 2021
The Loneliness of The Bike Messenger Girl @ The Queer Filmfestival Oldenburg 26 to 29 august 2021
Stay tuned for the Fundraising Party for Hungarian Tango in July 2021
Hungarian Tango is an erotic movie that explores female desire and sexual pleasure through the lens of cultural heritage. It states, that gender and nationality inform one's sexuality and that it is possible to liberate desire through conscious sexual practices.
The film will focus on one essential sexual act, highlighting the importance of it. It explores the fact that sex is more than just bodies coming together in pleasure, it is also personal evolution through experimentation.
Shooting days in August, be excited!
pic taken by Harvey Rabbit
design by Christina Corpse
Being naked in public.
Is it a form of empowerment as a performer? Is it being comfortable in one's body as a human? Or does it mean being vulnerable and possibly subjected to abuse and disrespect? Same thing, different result and the thin line is: who is watching? Whom is this nudity performed for and for what reasons? Same body, different results in the field of complex emotions.
Strip! is about what happens around a naked body, depending on social context.
How is it related to self-worth, and how this self-worth is derived from cultural conditioning and heritage. Strip! was performed in the Czech Republic, in Hungary, and was invited to Slovakia, to the Artwife Festival in August 2021.
The secret love life of the Urban Leopard
An educational erotic short about the berlin wildlife
Based on my experiences as an “Ausländer” (foreigner) in the German Hauptstadt for ten years, The Urban Leopard tells the story of a city and a lifestyle which would be impossible anywhere else. A city that has a magnetic pull for people who don't belong and where leopard print is totally in. A film about the sweet and the dark side of migrating to Deutschland to start over and mend a broken leopard heart.The movie was screened at The Pornfilmfestival Berlin, was invited to the HPFF Rome, and to the Thinking Hat Challenge in Vancouver.
Seven Levels Deep
A Therapeutic Psychothriller
Seven Levels Deep is a short movie that explores the possibilities of a therapy sesssion going deeper than intended. A visual depiction of a heroines journey through her own darkness. All the shadows are familiar, still threatening. Is there a katharsis after the breaking point? A single take thriller for the curious minded.
The short has been selected to numerous festivals around the globe, and won Best Experimental Film at the Horror Rama Festival in Canada.
The german premiere will be at the Final Girls Berlin Filmfestival.
graphic design by Christina Corpse
Eternity is an erotic horror short. Based on the dream of all strippers: killing a client with a high heel shoe. After spending a few months as a stripper in a bar in Berlin, experiencing the highs and lows of the job, I invited my dancer collegaues to create art . Thus Eternity was born. The movie was shot in Berlin, had its premiere at the Pornfilmfestival,and was shown shown at Final Girls Berlin Festival.
photo taken by Harvey Rabbit, design by Christina Corpse
THE LONELINESS OF THE BIKE MESSENGER GIRL
The Loneliness Of The Bike Messenger Girl is a tutorial video on how to maintain a bicycle in the most professional way possible. The steps are
4. RECLAIM YOUR WONDERFUL BOD & ENJOY The RIDE
Shot in Berlin in 2017 with the most wonderful bike messengers.
The film was shown at The Berlin Pornfilmfestival 2017 and was selected to be part of The Vienna Pornfilmfestival 2019, and The Queer Filmfestival Oldenburg 2021.
photos were taken by Josh Monroe
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performers, musicians, volunteers & venues.
If you think you have something to offer, please get in touch.
MY NAME IS
I was born in Hungary. Based in Berlin for the last 10 years, I am an experimental artist in the field of performance and body art.
After several years of intensive contemporary dance training in Hungary, Denmark, and Berlin, I learned to love and use my body as a tool for self exploration and source of inspiration. Living in a female body, it’s limitations and possibilities, the pain&joy and mysterious dimensions of it, and the connection to blood are my main interests.
As opposed to the imposed standards of harmless beauty, I see my own physicality and sexuality as a source of power and even as a disturbance agent.
Since 2012 I have focused on realizing my own ideas and build a community of performers, dancers, musicians and best friends, whom I invite for collaboration on a regular basis.
Each time I create a new piece, be it a large group project or a smaller solo performance, I am willing to show something very personal and intimate to the public, and I try to keep an open and experimental mind to push myself and my audience towards the unknown.
My focus is a mixture of extreme performance art, theatre, bizarre freakshow and contemporary dance with a personal and humorous twist to it, a playful approach to themes I find important in my personal evolution.
In 2016 I took an interest in creating short and experimental films, with the elements or erotica and sexuality.
I haven’t had any formal education. My mind was untouched and pristine before I came here to Berlin and got completely perverted by the underground.
ABOUT HOOKS, BLOOD AND SUCH
What interests me in a performance using this practice is the gap between what people see and what me or my body experiences.
Most people see the pain and blood and get afraid or repulsed. But in truth the body produces endorphins, dopamine , adrenalin as a natural anesthetic so in few minutes the pain is gone and the body experiences an extreme lightness, the joy of “flying” and the mind reaches a state of meditative trance.
ANUS-MY ASSHOLE IS A NIGHTMARE
25.02.2016:After the Great Vagina Show and The Big Berlin Dick Festival we finally finished the Trilogy.
THE BIG BERLIN DICK FESTIVAL
The first edition of the Dick Festival took place in Plateau Gallery at Greenhouse Berlin on the 15th and 16th of May, 2015.
THE GREAT VAGINA SHOW
The Great Vagina Show was shown in Plateau Gallery in Greenhouse Berlin on the 20th November, 2014.
BORBALA SZENTE IS DEAD—THE FUNERAL was held on the 28th May 2014 in Schwelle 7, Berlin.
6 hours in a cage.
A short video based on the idea and will to create an antidote to tampon ads, where happy ladies run around in white underwear.
In this project I would like to be more honest about the nature of blood and pain and genitalia-if they got blocked out, life gets very boring and unnaturaly clean.
We used mini hooks and needles to pierce the inner lips, and create some discomfort for the public.
The PINAporn is not a real porn.
A short movie made on request from a filmmaker friend, it is representing a humorous and personal approach to porn and eroticism, where the body is exposed in an honest way, with hair and fat and non-matching stockings. There are imperfect butts on top of each other and a final tour in space, because funny is hot.
The song is by the Hungarian underground heroes of the eighties, who reflect on the difficulties of love and fu**ing.
PINAporn was presented at ”The Funeral”
ALL THE RANDOM NUDITY
My enthusiasm for the human body and nudity often leads to collaboration with photographers who share the same interest. I modeled for a bunch of erotic and strange photos, and for different projects of mine.
Here you can see some of them.
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