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WHAT IS NEO-PORNOGRAPHY?
No single form of artistic media can fully express the will of the composer.
Media must be combined with other forms to create a complete expression of the composer.
Composers must acknowledge the inherent sexual and violent elements to all art.
Experimentation is the foundation to all creative endeavors.
All artistic work must challenge societal norms.
WHO IS FRAUSUN?
Performance artist Kurtz Frausun creates his Dark Ambient/Gothic/Industrial music/films and composes experimental videos that utilize religious, historical, horror themes and social issues both on stage and online. He draws inspiration from bands such as Dead Can Dance, Joy Division, Depeche Mode, Death in June and film directors Leni Riefenstahl, Fritz Lang, David Lynch, as well as the literary works of Rumi, Nietzsche, and William S. Burroughs. Unconventional tones are utilized, including screams from a mad house, Latin invocations, classical strings, and ambient chants, with hard beats and noise assault.
“My inspiration is as varied as the elements in our music. A pounding Industrial beat will be mixed with a Call to Prayer and sitars. A blend of the organic and electronic.”
When Frausun takes stage, he brings not only music, with live experimentation and effects, but unique guests: BDSM performers, burlesque dancers, painters, poets, torture and shock talents to make every show a totally unique experience.
“Our shows become Total Environments: Billowing incense, hypnotic videos, subliminal audio/video messages, etc. to draw you into this dark world.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dallas, TX: An artist searches for his Muse in a surrealistic landscape of haunting masked characters, sexual deviancy, and romantic poetry, framed as a video diary in the new full-length film from performance artist, Kurtz Frausun.
“Due to the extreme nature of my live shows, as DJ Frausun, causing many venues to ban me, I transferred my creative vision to film, which has no limits.”
In the diary, the nameless protagonist enters a somnambulistic world, meeting and parting with mysterious women who he hopes will inspire his greatest works.
Colorful, multi-layered Rorschach-inspired backdrops are the landscape for unusual characters, such as a monk whose origami comes to life and a nude woman with hooks in her chest, where attached strings are plucked by peacock feathers to create symphonic sounds.
“Much like my first album, which contained encoded messages using Morse code drum beats, there are hidden symbols and fragments of my personal life throughout the work.”
As the main character wanders this formidable landscape, the story jumps from the linear to the surreal, but always maintaining the deeply personal message of seeking love and inspiration among madness and psychic vampires.
“For all my bombastic, in-your-face energy, I’m rather private and intimate. ‘Peacock’ is the raw and exposed nerve of my life. This is the most I’ve ever revealed to any one person. Except now, it’s global.”
The trailer to the film can be viewed at:
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Kurtz Frausun is available for interviews and can be reached at 214-883-3277. For additional information, visit www.frausun.com
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING:
“The film constantly blurs the lines between visual expression, story, and pornography – simultaneously becoming difficult to watch and impossible to tear your eyes from.”
“…an alienating and mystifying film…”
“self indulgent nonsense…unconnected series of constantly flashing colours, noises and naked writhing”
“…an acid-soaked, trippy style with images being doubled and colors everywhere…I just didn’t get it.”
“…any viewer might be best advised to simply surrender themselves to what is happening aurally and visually.”
Winner. Best Actor: Kurtz Frausun