OPEN CALL: ULTRABODIES_geographies of desire

New deadline: February 28th 2019

The Hacker Porn Film Festival will take place 24-30 April 2019 in Rome. The festival is independent and self-financed, and through a selection of queer and post-porn movies, together with live performances, talks and workshops, aims at exploring the several imageries related sexuality and non conforming bodies. During the entire length of the festival, the venue 30Formiche will host an art exhibition focused on the theme ULTRABODIES.

This call is an open invite, towards every kind of visual artist, to trespass the binaries of heteronormativity.

Participants can submit two kinds of proposals:
• One or more artwork for the official poster of the festival (digital file with 300dpi resolution, A3 format).
The poster will be promoted through social medias and in the streets in paper, so explicit sexual elements are forbidden.
One or more artwork (digital file with 300dpi resolution, free format) for the exhibition that will take place during the festival.
These works are free of any restriction.

Our proposal to the artists is to challenge the normative perception of the vast spectrum of sexuality through artworks realized with any preferred technique, with the aim to investigate bodies and their infinite expressive possibilities.  We would like the artworks to mirror and accompany the festival’s ongoing research on the cultural and social construction of pleasures and sexual identities, to dream together of territories and geographies that are still unchartered, far away from genders, borders, and even far from the human form.

This is an invite to find a way to represent that unnamable queer value that still escapes from the meshes of language and control; an invite to subvert and dissolve imposed categories; an invite to explore the alien, the cyborg, abjection, porosity, prosthetics, the resistance acted by bodies towards borders and boundaries.

Participation is free of charge.
Requested materials for application:
A short artist bio.
At least one artwork realized with any technique and sent in digital format at the email address within the 10th of February 2019 28th of February 2019.

The poster and the artworks for the exhibition will be chosen by a jury composed of Sarah Di Nella, Francesco Mirabelli (QUEEF Magazine), Rita Petruccioli (illustrator and curator of SelfARF!), INKastri Mentali (illustrator and author of the festival’s logo), Renato Loriga (Hacker Porn Film Festival – HPFF).

The authors of the submitted projects are the only rightholders of their artwork, and they are the guarantor of its originality. By participating to this call, authors implicitly accept the rules of the call and the promotional use of their artworks for the festival.
During the festival, with previous agreement between the curators and the author, some copies of the artworks will be put on sale, and a percentage of the revenue will go to the author.

For more information and to submit your project write to:


In collaboration with COMPANY ROMA and Golena Edizioni, Hacker Porn Film Festival presents:

Feb 8, 2019, in care of 📍 Club Company – Piazza Manfredo Fanti 40, 00185 Roma RM

PRESENTATION AND READING of the book ALTRI.IMMAGINARI, an anthology of the different ways of pleasing, from various authors***, curated by Collettivo Malatempora

DJ SET by Lady Maru and Impy
#techno #hardtechno #deeptechno #deephouse


CHIMAERAE di Ian De Santis

PORN SCREENINGS curated by Hacker Porn Film Festival

BODY PAINTING by Guido Ambrosini


> Entry with ANDDOS membership card, available on-site (8€, valid for one year), plus 2€ subscription

ALTRI.IMMAGINARI / OTHER IMAGINARIES by  Various authors, curated by Collettivo Malatempora, Golena Edizioni
We have selected 34 authors among dozens of scripts and illustrations to realize this anthology of stories about eroticism and sexuality of gender and genres, to support and spread other imaginations in this dark age increasingly heteronormative and fascist.
An open and openable collection. Not a fairytale, but experiences, desires, perversions, emotions, games where the protagonist is the body that desires, tells and tells in all the facets of margin and border: oldxxx, fatx, cripplex, racialx, asexual, lesbianx, fagxt, queer, nonbinary, transfeminist, xxxxxxxxxxx, noir, #NOBORDER.

Sentire eroticamente le esperienze altrui apre alla possibilità non soltanto di agirle individualmente, come ci spinge a fare una pornografia mainstream basata sulla prestazione, ma anche di ripensare alle relazioni e alle norme che riproducono, interrogandosi sul proprio piacere non soltanto come fatto, ma anche come trampolino per agire in maniera inedita, per costruire rapporti aperti a un possibile sempre nuovo […]
Dalla prefazione di Carlotta Cossutta


CHIMAERAE by Ian De Santis
Chimaerae, from the ancient greek chímaira, she-goat. Hybrid creatures, partially animal, post-human, embodiments of the deceptive.
A selection of drawings on the theme of metamorphosis.
The chimera as a hybrid creature or – in a figurative sense – as a utopia, research and reaffirmation of one’s own identity. The modification of the body, taboo for many cultures, still represents initiation, rite of passage or celebration.
The rethinking of the human body and its fusion with animal figures follow the call of ancestral, primitive forces.

PORN SCREENINGS curated by Hacker Porn Film Festival
On the screens, loop of movies, short films and documentaries of the previous editions of Hacker Porn Film Festival.

BODY PAINTING by Guido Ambrosini
Human, animal, alien. The application of colors on the skin as act of “body art, that is, the communication interface between being and “soul”, internal and external space in a continuous play of mirrors.
Decoration of the body as an act of transfiguration and facial masking as cultural elaboration, an aesthetic value charged with sacredness in primitive thought and in pagan culture.

Artworks by Ian De Santis