Inbetween Wonderland 1977

A collage of over eighty adult films from 1977, the year of the filmmaker’s birth.

Inbetween Wonderland 1977 seeks to create a “Rise and Fall” of the Golden Age of Porn when adult cinema was thought to be moving towards mainstream movie-making with developments in narrative, larger budgets, and engaging in forms of self-censorship in order to appeal to audiences other than the ostensible lonely male urban-dwelling viewer. This film looks at the ways adult film at the time, which was just establishing its new above board freedom, both seemingly broke from previous sexual norms while reinforcing them, creating new (and at times, unintended) sexual norms in an increasingly commodified form.

The 27 minute work progresses through various clips from adult films from 1977 moving around on the screen, culminating in a kaleidoscopic climax. It then moves to clips from adult films which are mostly not sexual in nature without any sense of going anywhere, possibly creating a feeling of contentment or possibly boredom.

Turkish Glitch Story #1 The Wheelchair Rolls, and so Does the Thunder

Turkish Glitch Stories, 1st Part: Turkey, sping 1979. The day you forgot to lock my wheels.

Story #1 (on 2)

Accidentally, the glitches have created a censorship here and there, over the naked bodies. That irony interested me given that these porn Turkish films from the 70s only exist in VHS tapes because any public show of pornography is illegal in Turkey since the coup of 1980, giving an end to the gigantic porn wave that had hit the country for a few years, called Yesilçam. Glitches have their own lives. I just picked them. These are the Turkish Glitch Stories.