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Alastair Philip Wiper: Pleasure Points (2019)

3. June 2021 @ 10:00 - 13. June 2021 @ 20:00

Copenhagen Photo Festival 2021 presents one of its solo exhibitions as part of the FRAMING SOCIETY focal points: Pleasure Points by the artist Alastair Philip Wiper.

Pleasure Points is a journey exploring California’s pleasure product industry; sex doll workshops, family-run dildo factories and virtual reality porn sets. It shines light on the way people take control of their sex lives and sexual identitieschoosing where, how and when they get their sexual satisfaction. 

The series documents the diversity, but also the creativity and technology behind the products created. 

At the factory of Doc Johnson, 450 employees produce around 75,000 dildos, vibrators, masturbators, butt plugs and more every week. Produced with increasing connectivity, couples can control each others’ products remotely, allowing interaction over long distances. 

At the RealDoll workshop around 30 sex dolls are created per month. Each is completely customisablefrom hair, to lips, to nipples, to vagina (there are more than 10 types), some have robotic heads and can interact with their owner. ” … a lot of people are lonely,” explains Jeff, who works in the workshop. “They want somebody there, you know, they’ve lost their wives or boyfriends, girlfriends.” 

Technology is also playing its part in the porn world. VR Bangers produces highly immersive virtual reality porn shot in a 180-degree point-of-view (POV) angle. In this scenario users wear a headset and can look around as if they are in the room as the star of the show. 

With these products more people are gaining control of a part of their life that up til now has been dependent on a relationship with another human.

Wiper’s work is exhibited on the 1st floor of FRAME in our exhibition park at Refshaleøen. The exhibition takes place in three darkrooms, where the only lighting is shed on the colourful, humorous artworks. The atmosphere is provided by a soundtrack of interviews and recordings from the subjects.

The festival centre and CPF has generously been supported by Københavns Kommune, Det Obelske Familiefond og Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond.


Opening Day: 3.6: 17:00-22:00

4-6.6: 10:00-20:00

7-9.6: 12:00-20:00

10-13.6: 10:00-20:00

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3. June 2021 @ 10:00
13. June 2021 @ 20:00
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Refshalevej 173c
Copenhagen, 1432 Danmark
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