PINA BRUTAL

experimental body art

&

film in Berlin

 

UPCOMING PROJECTS

STRIP!

Being naked in public.
Is it a form of empowerment as a performer?Is it bein comfortable in your own 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? Who is this nudity performed for and 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.



 

NEW!!!!!!!

STRIP! will be presented on the L1Dancefest's online version from the 1 to 5 September, and was invited to Slovakia to the Artwife festival that will take place between 30.september and 3th October.

My very first vagina blog! Everything you never wanted to know, straight from her lips.

allaboutmyvagina.com

go have a read!

 


 

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Films

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
Bloody erotica

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
 bike erotika

The Loneliness Of The Bike Messenger Girl is a tutorial video on how to maintain a bycicle in the most professional way possible. The steps are

1.WASH IT

2.LUBE IT

3.PUMP IT

4. RECLAIM YOUR WONDERFUL BOD & ENJOY The RIDE

Shot in Berlin in 2017 with the most wonderful bike messengerz.

The film was shown at The Berlin Pornfilmfestival 2017, and was selected to be part of The Vienna Pornfilmfestival 2019.

 

photos taken by Josh Monroe

      ZÖ PIG
A bio bio horror tale

 

Zö Pig is a short movie. The story is set in a prenzlauerberg cafe, where the guests, mainly soya latte mamas and everyday freaks dont have the slightest idea what horrid ways the biomull recycling happens...The basement hides a monster, unimaginable but still loveable. 

WANT TO GET INVOLVED?

 

I am always looking for talented people to help grow, particularly

performers, musicians, volunteers & venues.

If you think you have something to offer, please get in touch.

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MY NAME IS
PINA BRUTAL

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 as my artist Alterego, Pina Brutal 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.

RECENT WORKS
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.

 

PERFORMANCES

 

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.

THE FUNERAL

 

BORBALA SZENTE IS DEAD—THE FUNERAL was held on the 28th May 2014 in Schwelle 7, Berlin.

PEEP SHOW

 

6 hours in a cage.

OTHER WORKS

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 BLOODY
     TRUTH

Photography by Roger Rossell, piercing by Hika K.-Pain Couture

PINA AND HER FOUR TEMPTATIONS

Pina And Her Four Temptations is an aerobic workout designed for straight cis boyz, so they can reach their full potential, and get the sexy body they always wanted to have.

As this is extremely important for most of them, Pina has quite the team, HER sweet Temptations.

At the end, they reach the impossible, and finnally can enter a Male Beauty Contest.

A dream came true!

Selected tunes by a sexy gender free Alien.

The piece was performed in Sophiensaele in 2014. It will become a short movie, just you wait.

 

Photography by Lou Dangla and Roger Rossell

TATTOOED

As part of my art, I get tattooed for each of my most important projects. The goal is to make it possible to literally follow my art on my skin.

 

The first one is a skull on my foot for my Funeral performance.

 

The second is a vagina scar tattoo on my back, for “The Great Vagina Show”.

The third one is my heart hanging on a hook on my chest, for my passion for hooks and blood.

 

The fourth one is a lady crucified on a dick on my lower back for “The Big Berlin Dick Festival”.

 

 

Only time will tell what is coming next...

scarification done by Beto Rea

TRUE DIRT SERIES
DIRTY IS GOOD
BECAUSE DIRTY IS TRUE

 

These two videos are more serious than they might look: one of them helped me with closure for a torturing love affair where love was tainted, and the other was a milestone in my career: we created it when I decided to stop being a cleaning lady and become a wolf-lady.

 

I claim: dirt forever!

 

Collaboration with  amazing Lou Dangla.

PINAPORN

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”

HITCHHIKING TO HONOLULU

A beach body performance where the imaginary beach gets demolished and paradise is clearly lost. Furthermore nobody takes me to Honolulu. The inflatable palm tree is a big fat lie.

My Life has challenged me and, oh, so obviously have I failed.

I have got no profession, no papers, no education, no diploma, no anmeldung, no insurance, no job, no money, no skills, no boyfriend, no girlfriend, no plans, no motivation, no future, no house, no dog, no lights on the bicycle, and the weather is too cold as well.

 

And therefore I decided to get the fuck out of here: I will hitchhike to Honolulu.

Remember though: Honolulu is not a place.

Honolulu is a state of mind.

Honolulu is fulfillment.

 

Hallelujah Honolulu, Honolulu Hallelujah, hot, hot Honolulu; Honolulu, Hallelujah.

The final getaway, Honolulu.

You are Honolulu.

I am Honolulu, too.

We are one.

We are one at Honolulu.

HONOLULU HONOLULU HONOLULU HONOLULU!

Photography by Lou Dangla

A HORROR BALLET
DANCE IN UNUSUAL PLACES

 

What happens if the dustiest and darkest corners of your mind become alive?

 

The unknown creatures sneak out to find you and finally meet you? Would you be afraid or would you have the courage to face them?

Did you ever take the risk to cross the emptiness inside you and discover what was hidden there?

 

A physical performance by Pina Brutal and invited performers with sound design by Alex Pastore.

 

Furthermore there will be vodka around to have something to hold on to.

WELLNESS THEATRE
STORYTELLING NIGHT
WITH MASSAGE

 

The idea of the ‘Wellness Theatre’ was to share true and intimate personal stories from the life of performers, while the willing public got massaged by a lovely half-naked massage team.

I invited performers with different artistic backgrounds and as a practice we came together and went deep while drinking. The stories we shared gave the base for the performance, we added movement and performative actions. The show then toured various Berlin bars.

The theatre only lived three editions but I hope to resurrect it in a far darker and deeper setting, combined with video and sound art.

 

Photography by Stephan Röhl

 

ALL THE RANDOM NUDITY
PHOTOGRAPHY

 

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.

 

Photography by Pierre Joel, Roger Rossell,Lou Dangla

Subuddha Dadaware

 

 

 

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