Mainstream pornography has rendered sex, in all its complexity, commonplace and banal, hampering our ability to savour and explore sensuality on our own terms. Sexblotch takes you on a journey beyond the clichés of pornographic images to engage your senses in a highly abstract, liberating way.
Unlike other websites, Sexblotch does not show any faces, bodies, flesh or people. You alone are the creator of the erotic film in your head.
The power of inkblots
In 1921, Hermann Rorschach discovered the power of the inkblot as a therapeutic tool. Thereafter, the blotch becomes a catalyst of expression, a door to our subconscious. Long before him, as early as 1500, Leonardo Da Vinci noted that random splatters of coulour had the power to open up the mind. Later in the 20th century, surrealists like Dali created inkblots to communicate with the subconscious and the hidden world of dreams.
In the 1970s, Pop Art and psychedelia give a new lease of life to coloured blobs through cinema and video. And finally, at the beginning of the 21st century, Serge Goldwicht invents ‘blotch painting’, a narrative blot made entirely by hand, without the use of any digital effects or algorithms. The blotch becomes more than just an image, and transforms into a narrative – a story that can be interpreted in infinite ways.
Serge Goldwicht is an artist and a director. He has a Master’s degree in Philosophy from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). In 2014, he creates a device which allows him to film abstract paint blotches moving at the pace of human desire, without any special effects.
In 2015, he meets Pierre Lebecque, a sound designer and composer, who fuses the images with a musical score specifically created for their unique movements. Pierre has a degree in Social Science and family therapy from the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) and a Master’s degree in sociology with musicology.
In 2016, blotch painting videos by Serge Goldwicht were selected at several film festivals:
‘Fine Arts Film Festival’ of Venice, California, USA
‘Berlin Short Festival’, Berlin, Germany
‘Brain Wash Drive,’ Oakland, Canada
The first Sexblotch videos were shown at the ‘Contre Bandes’ festival in Liège, Belgium, in November 2016.
Images : Serge Goldwicht
Sound design : Pierre Lebecque
Image editing : Josja van zadelhoff
Colour grading : Michaël Cinquin
Graphic design: Hélène Taquet
Thanks to all the composers and performers who produced the music on the sound track – Jean-Marc Lederman, Manu Hermia, Ramin Djawadi and Robert Vancraen.
Thanks also to the digital laboratory, Charbon (Belgium)