Short Films – PLANTASIA – HPFF2

PLANTASIA 57′

Ecosex is the romantic, sensual or sexual relationship between humans and nature, but in this program we go far beyong a mere bark licking! In Plantasia we find trees, fruits, insects, swamps, and every kind of fluid channeling the realization of the most rooted desires and of a gender affirmation that escapes the meshes of a straight society. To slightly quote xenofeminism: “If Nature is unjust, change nature! If you like it, make a porn about it!”

DIC PIC PICNIC – Ethan Folk, Ty Wardwell (3’, Germany, 2020)
FOREST AFFAIR – Gracie Wallner (6’, USA, 2021)
WET STREAMING III – FUCK MY FICUS – Aaron Scherer, Eva Sommer, Daniela Zahlner (5’, Austria, 2021)
OGRE HOLE – Echo Chambers (5’, USA, 2022)
TREESOME Synes Elischka (6’, Finland, 2021)
FRAGMENTED DELICACIES – Elio J. Carranza (10’, Germany, 2021)
POLLINATION: FIG/WASP – Halo Rossetti (5’, USA, 2021)
STORM IN THE MAGNETIC VALLEY – Hiperlinque, Kupalua, Tormenta Cósmica (17’, Brazil, 2020)

SCREENINGS
Friday 13/05/2022 – 21.30


SYNOPSES

DIC PIC PICNIC – Ethan Folk, Ty Wardwell (3’, Germany, 2020)
When Jesse calls in sick to the annual picnic, these pervs sext the spread to Jesse’s bed.

FOREST AFFAIR – Gracie Wallner (6’, USA, 2021)
A human and a tree see each other across the forest floor. Magnetized to each other, they share in an intimate connection.

WET STREAMING III – FUCK MY FICUS – Aaron Scherer, Eva Sommer, Daniela Zahlner (5’, Austria, 2021)
Masturbation with YouTube Nature Porn: A Tornado over Vienna, the Peruvian rain forest and the Victoria Falls are the Porn Stars we’re using to get our juices flowing and bring the outdoors to our home.

OGRE HOLE – Echo Chambers (5’, USA, 2022)
Ogre Hole is a gooey, glittery, grotesque, sloppy, slimy, sickeningly saccharine absolutely no-budget short film. A magical potion and mysterious glory hole suddenly appear to transform a group of bored babes into their truest and most uninhibited forms. Shot by an entirely trans and non-binary cast and crew, Ogre Hole, is a light-hearted exploration of transness. Harmful transphobic messages continue to infest society and the media, we are told in so many ways that we are not human, that we are not real, that we are monstrous and grotesque. Ogre Hole leans into those harmful messages and transforms them into a campy, chaotic and cathartic moment of transgender euphoria.

TREESOME Synes Elischka (6’, Finland, 2021)
Kate drops out of space&time and re-surfaces into her body in this short&sweet self-exploration. This film materialised from a moment of trust and curiosity deep in the finnish woods.

FRAGMENTED DELICACIES – Elio J. Carranza (10’, Germany, 2021)
Fragmented Delicacies is a queer-feminist, experimental post porn which aims to challenge the boundaries of post-pornographic representation and find visual codes for queer sensualities that expand the spectrum of human desire and sexuality. I have experimented with distancing myself from the interaction of human bodies and the fixation on eroticized body in post porn films. Kinetic sand, butt cheeks, insect robots, and more were conceptualized as actors in their own right, recontextualized during montage within a digital, extended ecosexual pleasure fiction.

POLLINATION: FIG/WASP – Halo Rossetti (5’, USA, 2021)
A cheeky and smoldering musical depiction of plant and insect erotic collaboration, made by video artist and puppeteer. We are inspired by cross species sexual symbiosis to think ever more expansively about what can be a turn on.

STORM IN THE MAGNETIC VALLEY – Hiperlinque, Kupalua, Tormenta Cósmica (17’, Brazil, 2020)
Tormenta Cósmica starts an ecossexual journey that gets her into the entities of nature and the sonic fluids of Kupalua. Plants, fruits and other elements become dildos and prostheses for sexual delight.