Rooy Charlie Lana in residency at BASE

by BASE Milano

What if fragility and sexual arousal are not such distant concepts in the experience of pornography?

“Nei porno non piove” is an investigation into the experience of contemporary online pornography: a dimension at once melancholic and poetic, solitary and protected, an exploration of its anti-relational dimension through the use of a fluid, a symbol of rain but also of all bodily fluids related to sexual desire. Endowed with a life of its own, the fluid subjugates and guides bodies, determining their gestures and movements, deflecting their directions, making pleasure concrete: a dripping that becomes solid matter and crystallizes the monstrous, inappropriate, vulnerable aspects of pornographic desire. 


Rooy Charlie Lana (she/her, he/him) class of ’95, works in the field of visual performing arts and queer studies. She develops theories and practices that lead her to the conception of the Transghost identity. In 2021 she publishes “Transghost Manifesto” in Kabul Magazine and wins the La Biennale di Venezia – College Teatro 2021 call for proposals with the project “On a Solitary Beach.” In 2024 he is among the lə artistə selected by curator Adriano Pedrosa for the call of La Biennale di Venezia – College Arte. Other major exhibitions include: Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa (Venice), Art Verona (Verona), Teatro India (Rome), Asolo Film Festival (Asolo), Spazio in Situ (Rome), Aard Uork (Venice), unfair 2023 (Milan), BASE (Milan). He currently lives and works between Turin and Sicily.

Nei porno non piove is part of “Gli Spazi Del Piacere,”* the festival dedicated to under 35 artists residing in Italy, which focuses on the body and practices related to dance and movement in a reflection on the dimensions of pleasure that, by proposing formats that blur semantic boundaries, transfers liquidly between different languages. Gli Spazi Del Piacere will be presented during TUTTA BASE, the 36-hour nonstop of music, performance, cinema, bodies and practices that on June 7 and 8 will kick off the long, long Summer of BASE.

*Gli spazi del piacere is a project developed with the support of the Ministry of Culture and SIAE – Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori, and SIAE as part of the “Per Chi Crea” program.

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