Cinema Conversación LGBTQ* #1: Nicky Miller

Screening, Reading & Artist's Talk

from: 05.10.2018 7pm  to: 9pm

SomoS Art House presents Nicky Miller’s Porn Warriors (2018) and Oh!Socks! (2015) as the first installment of its renewed Cinema Conversación program, presenting a night full of queer desire, carnal pleasures, and artistic pornography.

Cinema Conversación

Cinema Conversación aims to bring the audience in direct dialogue with artists and filmmakers, thus creating a platform where thoughts and experiences can be shared freely and where the usual separation between spectator and artist is lifted. The program series deliberately focuses on LGBTQ* experiences and aims to facilitate an ongoing discussion about feelings, desires, issues, goals, and social, political, and artistic positions of LGBTQ* individuals and communities. Besides the thematic focus, Cinema Conversación is also a platform to challenge and question the rigid boundaries of film and cinema, to expand on the idea of what the cinematic arts could mean, and to experiment with the wide range of genres and artistic practices involved in moving image-based productions. For this first event, Cinema Conversación features Nicky Miller’s Porn Warriors and Oh!Socks!.

Porn Warriors
“If there is a war it has to be porn!”
In this piece Nicky Miller explores queer sexuality and sexual energies in a war mindset. What can set us free? A true glorification of queer sex.

Still image from Nicky Miller's film "Porn Warriors" showing a dayglo colored scene of a white guy, a black guy and a woman kissing.
Nicky Miller – Porn Warriors (film still)

Oh!Socks!
OH! SOCKS! is a flux of images transporting the audience inside the mind of a guy who has fantasies about other guys. The main character takes the audience on an ambiguous trip combining daily situations and phantasmagorical spaces.

B&W Film still showing a male back side emerging from dark surroundings, taken from from
Still from “Oh!Socks!” by Nicky Miller

About Nicky Miller

Nicky Miller, born in France, is an artist based in Berlin. She is an artist and a filmmaker who has lived in New York, Paris, and Brussels. Miller is using writing, story boards, performances, photographies and observations in her artistic work. Her themes are sexuality outside of the norms such as fetishism, the world of dark rooms, voyeurism, and cruising. She also performs some of her texts with the Cosma Lab and Nicola Boscolo, supported by drum machines, synthpop, and techno. Moreover, Nicky curates “Cinema Futuro” program at Café Futuro in Berlin and she is a founder of “Silver Lining” together with Parsifal Marin and Voin De Voin, a mobile event about moving-images and film-projects.

Nicky Miller will also present some of her writings and will take part in an open discussion of her works with the audience following the screenings of the two films.

Nicky Miller homepage


Cinema Conversación is powered by SomoS Art House and is curated by Zsombor Bobák.

When?
– October 5th 2018 (Friday), at 7 pm.

Where?
– SomoS Art House: Kottbusser Damm 95 (1. O.G.), 10967 Berlin, Germany
(U8: Schönleinstraße exit Schinkestrasse)

How much?
– Entry is donation based.

For who?
– Everybody over the age of 18 who is interested in fresh queer artistic positions and would like to engage in a conversation with the artist who presents their work.

DISCLAIMER: The presented artworks contain explicit portrayals of sex, sexuality, and sexual acts.