Simon Chang

*The film is commissioned by the "Transitland Europe" project 2009 - An archive of video art from eastern Europe, presenting the period of 1989 - 2009.

The international premier was held during the Transmediale - Festival for art and digital culture Berlin from 11/6 - 11/9/2009 together with Ispace Association Sofia and Ludwig Museum Budapest with the support of Culture 2007 - 2013 Programme of the European Commission.

It was also showing at Reina Sofia Museum, Spain and also in Triest Contemporanea, Italy.

* is the permanent collection of KAOHSIUNG MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Taiwan.

"What is morality in any given time or place? It is what the majority then and there happen to like, and immorality is what they dislike."

- Alfred North Whitehead, Dialogues, 30 August 1941

This documentary series is not a behind-the-scenes look at the porn industry in Prague, but the story of the people in the industry.

The stories presented in the film all question the human side of this trade. After all, for the actors and actresses who go to the set and have sex with someone they hardly know as a regular job is certainly far beyond the imagination of most of us.

This human side of this business intrigues me, although people might simply wonder if there is any human side to it. I’m more interested in why they do it instead of how do they do it. After spending over 2 years following this theme, I realized it’s nearly impossible to draw any conclusion. However, I’m trying to capture the stories that I see growing out of my close observation of the trade in the last 3 years.These stories highlight what’s happening on the other side of the cameras of the porn shooting set, where all of sudden, a certain flow mixed with the most primitive human desire and also the mysterious weakness of mankind seems to appear…

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