Oddly Mesmerizing Orgiastic Encounters with Architecture [NSFW]

Dmitry Paranyushkin and Diego Agullo made a pact. A “humping pact,” more specifically. “We were inspired by the architectural complexity of Zollverein and at the same time we were interested in exploring how pornography affects our work. We brought inspiration and interest together,” Agullo explained in a recent interview for GUSmen. The artists explore this concept through multiple media, including: film, installation, performance, lectures, and photography.

Although each “mission,” as it is described on website Trendland, depicts dozens of men engaged in orgiastic encounters with various architectural elements, there are actually only two men in action: Paranyushkin and Agullo. The artists are digitally multiplied in a “suspended act of affirmative persistence” in an “attempt to create an aesthetic meditation on the human desire to believe in the futile and to conceive the impossible.”

They’re aiming to make the works evocative instead of provocative. “For us what is more important is the persistence of the movement and the belief on the futile of the action rather than the sexual aspect.” Check out several stills from The Humping Pact, below. We’ve also included a video for the full effect. Visit the project website for more information and to find out how you can join the pact.


Image credit: Dmitry Paranyushkin and Diego Agullo