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.
Film Type:Experimental, Short
Completion Date:January 29, 2018
Production Budget:500 EUR
Country of Origin:Greece
Country of Filming:Greece, Norway
Outview Film FestivalAthens
April 22, 2018
Outview Film Festival
Oslo/Fusion International Film FestivalOlso
September 22, 2018
November 5, 2018
Porn Film Festival ViennaVienna
April 7, 2019
Proud LifeCountry: GreeceRights: All Rights
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.
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?