Eduardo Kac


Eduardo Kac, Pornéia, Alternate Projects

Eduardo Kac  
Pornéia, 2016
unique drawing on verso of single-sided vinyl record,
SIGNED on the record, 
4-color soft cover 40 pp booklet (bilingual Portuguese /English)
12h in
30.48h cm
single-sided record and booklet from an edition of 270

Eduardo Kac, Pornéia, Alternate Projects
Eduardo Kac, Pornéia, Alternate Projects
Eduardo Kac, Pornéia, Alternate Projects
Eduardo Kac, Pornéia, Alternate Projects


Side A- single sided, recordings; Side B- unique drawing on the record
Producer: Emanuele Carcano; released by alga marghen, Milan 

These previously unissued recordings from the Movimento de Arte Pornô (1980-1982) include five performances recorded live on Ipanema Beach in 1982, as well as a selection of previously unheard studio recordings of my yellpoems (Poemas-pra- gritar). I used to perform these works in squares, beaches, parks, theatres and many other locations at the time—often with my signature pink miniskirt, when not au naturel.

I fused existing coarse and curse words with parts of words, neologisms, salacious buffoonery, the antinormative scribblings of toilet-wall graffiti, commonplaces, blasphemy, expletives, agrammatisms, incorrect orthography, slangy expressions, lexical exorbitance, general obscenities, the gross and the grotesque, into a new whole. My use of stigmatizing words in these pornpoems transformed them from denigratory to empowering, through political critique and defiance.

The LP also includes the Manifesto Pornô (1980) and four recordings of Flatographic poems (Poemas flatográficos), from 1982, in which I use the flatus as a compositional unit and the mellifluous flatal flow as material. Flatographic poems have visual scores— one of which can be seen on the cover—for metabolic performances that combine meticulous precision with gaseous explosiveness of scatological resonance. Demanding a high level of self-mastery on the part of the performer, this anal poetry was the only series of works produced in the Movement to literally explore the internal side of the body. _____Eduardo Kac, 2016

Eduardo Kac is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking and influential contributions to the development of contemporary art and poetry. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Tate Modern (London), Victoria & Albert Museum (London), the Museum of Modern Art of Valencia (Spain), the ZKM Museum (Karlsruhe, Germany) and the Museum of Contemporary Art of São Paulo (Brazil) among others.

 $ 3,000