Private Project

SO QUIET: THE PERFORMATIVITY OF A PUSSY

Has a pussy it’s very own performance? Maria Katsikadakou (aka Maria Cyber) outlines the performativity of the pussy, in an eight minute video art. By claiming a part of the visibility pie, in contrast to the plurality of the information and images of dicks, the pussy is here, in close ups, raw and naked, in a big screen covered all by it. The title, as well as the images the director uses, shows us the actions of the pussy.

  • Maria Katsikadakou
    Director
  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 29, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    500 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Greece
  • Country of Filming:
    Greece, Norway
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Outview Film Festival
    Athens
    Greece
    April 22, 2018
    Outview Film Festival
    Official Selection
  • Oslo/Fusion International Film Festival
    Olso
    Norway
    September 22, 2018
  • LesGaiCineMad
    Madrid
    Spain
    November 5, 2018
  • Porn Film Festival Vienna
    Vienna
    Austria
    April 7, 2019
Distribution Information
  • Proud Life
    Country: Greece
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Maria Katsikadakou

Maria Cyber is one of the first lesbian activists on the Greek Gay & Lesbian scene. She has studied photography, graphic, and web design and film studies. She created the biggest portal for lesbians in Greece (www.lesbian.gr), as well as the Outview Film Festival – Days Of Queer Cinema, which she has been organising for the last 10 years. She is the administrator of the NGO organization, ProudLife that is establish in 2016.

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Director Statement

I could not help but notice how often a male sex organ appears in films – a penis, a cock, a dick, in all its different states: soft, asleep, or, more often than not, hardening and then having impressive ejaculations.
I realised how visible and big the performativity of the dick is.
You never have to ask a man if he is horny or if he ‘came’.
The answer is there, in front of your eyes.
But the opposite goes for the pussy: everything is happening internally.
What is the performativity of a pussy when penetration is absent?
Can pussy’s performativity be visual?