The Art of Adult Architecture

La Femme (2005) | image by Bert de Muynck
La Femme (2005) | image by Bert de Muynck

CUT-UP Magazine | The Art of Adult Architecture or the Politics of Pornographic Planning | Published September, 2005

This essay – a montage of analysis, opinions, voices and ideas centred around the topics of architecture, ideology, pornography and the network culture (the natural versus the electronic) – explores the possibility of resurrecting the concept of Progressive Political Pornography, this time as the Politics of Pornographic Planning, not as an act of retro-active necrophilia, but as a manifest discontent with the way the legacy of the hard-core second generation of modernists (the ones shaping our world after the Second World War) is treated.

Around the same time of the above-told events, PPP came into live – the Politics of Pornographic Planning. This group would, through the use of pornographically inspired architecture, method, strategies and analysis offer the world two of the masterpieces of pornographic planning. One in Brussels, Belgium, the other in Vilnius, Lithuania. The one is known as the Tower of Finances, the other as the Vilnius Concert and Sport Palace. Both roam around in the shady realms of urban subculture.

Cut-Up Magazine special issue on the art and politics of netporn

In cooperation with the Institute of Network Cultures, Cut-up.media.magazine has produced a special issue on the art and politics of netporn. Although a growing number of theoretical and historical porn studies have appeared over the last decades, few have focused on the analysis of netporn as complex networks and its embedment within digital media environments. By publishing five new articles based on original research online and freely accessible to all, we hope to contribute to a climate of critical research surrounding the topic of netporn.

The five new articles are:
– Nishant Shah, “Playblog: Pornography, Performance, and Cyberspace”;
– Manuel Bonik and Andreas Schaale, “The Naked Truth: Internet-Eroticism and The Search”;
– Bert de Muynck, “The Art of Adult Architecture or the Politics of Pornographic Planning”;
– Tim Noonan, “Netporn and the Politics of Disability: A Catalyst for Access, Inclusion and Acceptance”;
– Mireille Miller-Young, “’Because I’m Sexy and Smart!’: Black Web Mistresses Hack Cyberporn”Publication data: “Special Issue: The Art and Politics of Netporn”, ed. by Bas van Heur, Cut-up.media.magazine, issue 20 (2005).

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