As an improbably shy youth Andrew Klaus-Vineyard grew into a introspective adult who inadvertently found his calling working with the most fringe (and yet essential) elements of art and culture. The work in this collection is a breaking of those barriers both put upon the body by a socially conservative society and also breaking the taboos of exploring sexuality in an honest and open manner. It is a sexually explicit rebellion and an abstracted quest to find the inner most part of the core. Personal Pornographies is a look at origins–mythological, emotional and physical and a call to arms for the future.
Gay men are so often relegated in mainstream society as the token friend to upper class wealthy white women. They are neutered themselves; their sexuality is used as a comfort of women and not as a power of their own agency. He is seeking to reclaim the vitality of erotica and sexual expression to explore the ways in which we mythologize our lives. It is taking the vocabulary of pornography to create a new language in which we can stay closer to the meaning. To express the psychic truth and not the veiled intention.
Andrew Klaus-Vineyard will be screening past and current works including 15 minutes of his yet to be released feature Spark.