Below learn about our final two screenings in Mexico City:
Bike Smut Intelligentsia
Bike Smut has always been for the people. Not just the people it serves directly (ie, our audience) but the people that will never know of its existence. We would like to believe that there is some massive Butterfly Effect that filters out of each show, causing the participants to engage with their mobile-sexuality a little differently. The ideals of Joyful Exploration, Shameless Flirtation and Radical Honesty help us find and embrace our desires. Witnessing someone make themselves vulnerable by sharing their fantasies emboldens others and puritanical shame is diminished. We all benefit from this scenario. But while we are very proud of our methods many choose other ways to engage these topics.
Recently a festival was going to invite Bike Smut or a person who has made a culture of encouraging people to photograph bikers without their consent (technically legal in the USA but still sketchy).
We are not one to Yuck another person's Yum but we wish there was a better way. For sure, its not easy. Besides the obvious challenge of racing after a person on a bicycle, just imagining how one might obtain feedback from strangers is difficult enough. "I just took your picture, can I use it in this context" strangely seems even more invasive then just snapping the photo and running. But why? Perhaps because we have trained ourselves to exist in a culture that spends more time begging for forgiveness than asking permission.
Thankfully we don't have to suffer in contemplation the ethics of others. We simply have to live our truth and hope that others are similarly inspired. But we do enjoy the mental exercise so we invite you to take part in a rarely seen side of ours, Bike Smut's intellectual explorations of bikes and sex.
First this weekend is the North American Anarchist Studies Network (nassn.org
). Basically political wonks gathering for what we presume is an opportunity to stoke their own red and black gears. Although our voices might often be drowned out by the capitalist machine when we gather, when we organize our ideas have wheels of their own.
A bunch of intellectuals sharing theories on various political systems may not sound exciting but then you might have gotten accustomed to the yoke of capitalism. If you spend more time wondering how to maximize your net worth than you do dancing I hope you are able to join us for a rousting examination of what bodies will do with given the freedom to move and fuck as they please without concern for compensation.
Friday 4/28, 6pm @ Social Reconstruction Library
Then on Monday the woman responsible for making all the screenings at this year's World Bicycle Forum has invited Bike Smut to present at her weekly film club. Its a kickass place to watch a bunch of porn and we will be making a rare performance at the end.
Monday 5/1, 8pm @ Cine Club Condesa
Nuestras dos proyecciones finales en Ciudad de México:
Viernes, 28 Abril
@ Biblioteca Social Reconstruir
Godard y Delibes, Guadalupe Victoria II, Ciudad de México, CDMX circa La Raza metro stacion
Lunes, 1 Mayo
DF @ Cine Club Condesa
Av. Veracruz #102 en el búnker del Hotel Condesa DF