Biography

The Movimento de Arte Pornô (Porn Art Movement) was conceived in January 1980 in Rio de Janeiro by Eduardo Kac. It was composed of artists, poets and performers. Its performative arm, called Gang, included Kac, Cairo Trindade and Teresa Jardim. Braulio Tavares, Ana Miranda, Cynthia Dorneles and Sandra Terra also performed with The Gang. The movement happened under a military dictatorship and subverted conventional pornography both as a form of political resistance and as an innovative art medium. It was formally experimental, politically progressive and socially non-normative. The movement ended in 1982, with a few publications coming out through 1984.