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ORIENTierungsplan #1: On European Gay Ethnic Porn – In Conversation with Emre Busse

28 August 2020

In this very first episode of ORIENTierungsplan Emre Busse will be discussing the history of gay ethnic pornography in Europe. Beginning with the French films of the 1920s before moving on to the later films of Germany and the (mis)representation of Ex-Yugoslavian countries by western Europe, Emre provides us with a thorough analysis of the sociopolitics of porn and its subsequent representations of gender and race.

Emre Busse

… was born in Istanbul, Turkey and is based in Berlin, Germany. As a member of the Istanbul LGBTIQ+ Pride Committee, he took part in the organization of pride events between 2011- 2013. He completed his master’s degree in Fine Arts Faculty of Bauhaus University – Weimar in 2015. In March 2017, he co-curated the exhibition called ‘soft g -queer forms migrate’ in Schwules Museum* Berlin (LGBT History Museum of Berlin) with the support of Berliner Senate. Emre co-directed numerous pornographic documentary films, such as ‘Landlords – The Economics of SM Apartments in Berlin’ and ‘Hyper Masculinity on the Dancefloor’ in collaboration with the Pornceptual collective. Emre Busse is currently working on his Ph.D. at the Freie University Berlin, focusing on gay ‘ethnic’ pornography in post-national Europe, for which he was awarded a prestigious doctoral fellowship from Hans-Böckler-Stiftung.

Erkan Affan

… is a queer curator and writer born in London, currently based in Berlin. With an academic background in “Middle Eastern” studies [BA, SOAS] and migration studies [MSc, UCL], Erkan’s research has focused most notably on the intersections of sexuality, gender, migration and diasporic identity. Since moving to Berlin in 2019, Erkan completed a curatorial residency funded by the European Commission and co-founded Berlin-based collective Queer Arab Barty – curating social and political spaces in Berlin for LGBTQIA+ identifying individuals. Through their independent practice, Erkan has collaborated with a number of venues and organisations including the ICA in London, Haus der Kulturen der Welt and Die Kunste Werke in Berlin, and the IQMF in Amsterdam. Along with two others, Erkan will be guest curating for a season at the city landmark Baerenzwinger Berlin (located in Mitte) from Autumn 2020 until Spring 2021.

Instagram: erkan_affan

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