On the intersection of activism and pornography, Videokabine recreates the “masturbation booth” experience online. Each occasion features around four performers broadcasting live from their houses for the pleasure of anyone keen to listen in.
A chat box by the side and a donation button for the performers (Videokabine is a non-profit event), the setup combines the intimacy and immediacy of camming with the collective experience of performance art with Geisler’s photos providing a green-screen background.
The very first Videokabine saw more than 500 audiences listen in from about the planet, all viewing the exact same performance in anonymity – which can, by itself, be an experience that is erotic. You’d be hard pressed to find a stronger combination than getting off on a live peep show with no idea who else is in the room if you consider mystery and riskiness to be powerful libidinal forces.
“It had been, as far as is achievable into the electronic globe, a genuine party of life and community, ” Karl claims.