Private Project

Generous Gesture

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Aiming for honesty, smuttiness and simplicity, Generous Gesture [1-hr Butt Massage Wallpaper] owes as much to traditions of installation art, hardcore porn and 70s daytime TV as to any other genre. It simultaneously depicts 10 free, friendly and utterly lascivious 1-hr butt massages. No sound, no dialogue, no faces or identities; 1 happy and hardworking pair of hands. 10 different stories competing for your eyeballs.

  • DirtySurface
  • DirtySurface
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  • Genres:
    Adult, Erotic, Installation
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 16, 2013
  • Production Budget:
    260 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    DVNTSC X 10 channels, squished.
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Distribution Information
    Country: Canada
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - DirtySurface

DirtySurface is a Toronto-born Canadian thing-maker who graduated from, modeled for and taught at Toronto's Ontario College of Art and Design University; currently resident in Southern California, USA. Dirtysurface is interested in the historical trajectory of explicit sexual media representations, in blending genre conventions wherever possible and in exploring the "end of privacy" as it impacts labor, sex and relationship options.

DirtySurface is developing multiple additional projects aimed for completion and independent release over the next 3 years. Please stay tuned.

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Director Statement

Generous Gesture began for me as a process of recovery from icky working conditions in the more politicized sectors of independent porn and from the ridiculous complexity of modern motion picture work generally. Then I touched the project, and it grew. :-D

As an experiment in offering performers a degree of relative anonymity, as an installation-oriented work, and as a long-form work it represents significant departures from my previous personal output. In the interest of protecting performers' privacy, my own identifying details are omitted from as much of the writing and administration surrounding this project as possible.

Despite the much-discussed "mainstreaming of porn", much of North American society continues to stigmatize, punish, misrepresent and usurp the voices of people doing explicit erotic performance and other forms of front-line sex work. Stigma and punishment manifest both as pressures which can make the work less safe and as pressures which can make moving to (or working simultaneously in) other forms of employment difficult. Housing, freedom of movement across borders, child custody and other fundamentals are also at stake if one is outed as a sex worker, even in the ways and places that the work is legal.

Those of us who for business, pleasure or some combination thereof are naked on the internet face these challenges in parallel to escalating technological capacity for copying, archiving, and redistributing media ...and identifying specific individuals within it. It all adds up to make simple pleasures (such as being seen, desired and touched) fraught and potentially very costly as soon as recording technologies are involved.

The growth of my moving wallpaper came to include a quiet pushing back against fraughtness and cost.

Our facelessness here is not intended as a challenge to the curious. Thank you in advance for respecting the privacy of people who quite literally put their asses on the line in order to facilitate this little project.