Art at the intersection of pornography and activism
2020: Please sign up to our mailing list HERE
This year we have hosted a series of incredible workshops and in response to the pandemic we have gone digital and launched an open call UNCENSORED IN LOCKDOWN, showcasing original pornos made by YOU during lockdown.
Sign up to our newsletter to receive updates about the screening of UNCENSORED IN LOCKDOWN and to find out about the Winter edition of the Videokabine, our exciting collaboration with Klub Verboten, bringing incredible performances and filth to you in the comfort of your home!
UNCENSORED FESTIVAL 2019 was a three-day interdisciplinary festival on art at the intersection of pornography and activism which took place on 17th-18th-19th May 2019 in London, UK. It brought together over 1000 audience members and more than 35 artists, sex practitioners and activists from the UK and abroad. The programme consist of workshops, performances, talks, a party, a roundtable discussion, three film events (including two film premieres), as well as a mixed media exhibition and film screenings selected through an international open call.
UNCENSORED is for the lovers of pornography, the art lovers and those who reject the distinction between the two genres; for sexy, kinky and deviant audiences; for the fabulous and the monstrous, the fierce, the timid and the curious; for the persistently feminist, unapologetically queer and their uncompromising critical approach to the politics of pleasure.
UNCENSORED set out to reflect on the existing and forthcoming legislation regarding sexually explicit content in the UK. It addressed the ever-growing incidences of censorship in web platforms, explore diverse permutations of censorship along with their artistic and political implications and map what is at stake in the regulation of pornography in the 21st century.
UNCENSORED continues to celebrate freedom of expression whilst creating a dialogue between art, pornography and queer-feminist politics, in an immersive, sex-positive space for collective reflection, exploration and critique.
UNCENSORED is supported using public funding by Arts Council England. With additional support by Goethe-Institut London.