by Eduardo Kac

Published by: Nightboat Books

144 Pages, 6.00 x 8.00 in, 50 color and B&W illustrations

  • Paperback
  • 9781643620268
  • Published: January 2021


Porneia features a selection of works by Eduardo Kac realized in the context of the Porn Art Movement, a vanguard that emerged in 1980 under a military dictatorship in Brazil and which, for two intense years, straddled the line between relentless formal experimentation and the outlying demimonde where boundary-busting gender reinvention took place. Through performances, poetry and visual works, as well as through interventions in daily life, between 1980 and 1982 Kac carried out a radical body-based program that upturned the semiotics of normative pornography at the service of activism and imagination.