Archipelago

E6: The Porn Supremacy

The Porn Supremacy 

Wilhelm Freddie’s  Sex-Paralysappeal  (1936); courtesy of Kunsten Museum of Modern Art

Wilhelm Freddie’s Sex-Paralysappeal (1936); courtesy of Kunsten Museum of Modern Art

We end the season with a bang — on the popular Danish island of Pornø.

To mark half a century since Denmark became the first country to legalise visual pornography, we take a deep dive into arty porn and pornographic art.

Up first, we meet Rasmus Stenbakken, the curator of Art & Porn, a major new exhibition at the ARoS art museum in Aarhus which looks at cultural creativity, freedom of expression and art in the age of pornography.

Then we talk to Anne Sofie Steen Sverdrup of Copenhagen-based porn production company Bedside Productions. She wants society to take porn more seriously as a cultural product — and even went in front of the camera to show how it should be done.

Archipelago is produced by Mothertongue Media – anew home for English-language podcasts in Denmark.

The music used in Archipelago is produced by two local artists: Squares and Triangles and Scenery.