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Hurenamt (online)
Institute of Contemporary Arts
August 2022

Hurenamt, Objects of Desire, Germany 2019, 5 min.

Decriminalised Futures presents a screening of international sex worker-made films from Brazil, Thailand and Germany. The three films all respond to their respective political and social struggles with irreverence and dark humour.

Hurenamt is a humorous information video on the Prostituiertenschutzgesetz (Prostitution Protection Act), a law introduced in Germany in 2017 which requires sex workers to register for a permit and certificate to work. In this short film, the Bureaucrat-Witch explains how you can register for a Hurenpass, or ‘whore’s pass’.
Objects of Desire is a collaborative project by sex workers and artists archiving sex workers’ stories through objects. Their last exhibition took place at the Schwules Museum, Berlin in 2019.
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Available to stream until 22 May 2022.

Originally screened at Decriminalised Futures