This week on Sex Out Loud I feature filmmaker and radical artist Sarah A.O. Rosner. Rosner founded AORTA films in 2015, a production company dedicated to making queer/feminist porn for our impending post-human future. Joining with a filmmaker (who wishes to remain anonymous) 5 burgeoning performers (Parts Authority, Ginny Woolf, Xposed Brick, Erykah Ohms, and Toxic Shock), musician Ashur Rayis, and editor Jacqueline Mary, Rosner conceived and directed AORTA films’ first feature, “The OH Files“. AORTA films is dedicated to creating experimental, lusty, heartfelt work, and excited to pursue future projects after this first foray into the world of pornography. Watch the trailer for The OH Files here.
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Sarah A.O. Rosner is a choreographer, pornographer, and radical arts businessman making work out of Brooklyn, NY. She founded the A.O. Movement Collective in 2006, and has been at their helm creating Anti-Ephemeral PoMo Humanist work and ideology ever since. Rosner is also the founder of freelance arts business collective A.O. PRO(+ductions), and has been featured as a panelist, speaker, and educator by Dance Theater Workshop, the Field, Dance NYC, CLASSCLASSCLASS, Bard, Purchase, and Sarah Lawrence Colleges, Gibney Dance, and New York Live Arts. She pioneers radical business, champions sustainability, creates universes, and loves to yell about art.
Born and raised outside of Washington, DC, Rosner attended Sarah Lawrence College in New York where she studied dance and film with teachers including Emily Devine, Sara Rudner, Keith Sabado, Tony Schultz, and Kathy Westwater. After founding the A.O. Movement Collective in 2006, Rosner transplanted the company to Brooklyn in 2008, where they have produced a new major work every 2-3 years. Rosner founded arts business collective A.O. PRO(+ductions) in 2009, and specializes in sustainability consulting, grassroots fundraising, and digital media for experimental performance makers. She has been featured as a panelist, speaker, and educator by Dance Theater Workshop, the Field, Dance NYC, CLASSCLASSCLASS, Dance New Amsterdam, Bard and Sarah Lawrence Colleges, and New York Live Arts. She pioneers radical business, champions sustainability, and loves to yell about art.
Brooklyn-based since 2008, the AOMC has performed at the RAW festival, THROW, Open Perform, WAXworks, Green Space, AUNTS, the Center for Performance Research, Dance New Amsterdam, the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, HERE Arts Center, Joyce SoHo, and Dance Place, as well as stairwells, rooftops, and other non-traditional spaces in Philly, MD, DC, and NY. The New York Times has written that the AOMC “bring[s] a raw, vulnerable quality to their movement that’s highly arresting” and the Gay City News has said that their work “communicate[s]…a tenderness — and queerness — that embodies the new American generation.”