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Courtesy of INFERNO

Queer techno rave INFERNO take over the ICA’s Theatre, Bar and Cinema with an all-night programme of music, queer porn and performance art.

Brought to you by performance artist and DJ Lewis G. Burton and producer and musician Sebastian Bartz under their DJ alter-ego Venice Calypso, INFERNO marries the camp with the underground, pop with techno, and the very good with the very bad.

In its five years of existence, INFERNO has grown into a community space giving a platform to emerging artists and DJs as well as showcasing new works by resident performance artists and special guests.


Lewis G. Burton
Samantha Togni
Venice Calypso

Newly commissioned artworks from Nick Finegan, Sweatmother and Karl Murphy.

This iteration of INFERNO features all-night screenings of queer pornography presented by curators Lidia Ravviso and Olivia Carr-Archer of Uncensored Festival in the ICA Cinema.
Lewis G. Burton is a London based DJ, performance artist, curator and activist. They co-founded queer-techno-rave-cum-performance-art-platform INFERNO. They currently are a member of collective Pxssy Palace as well as organising London Trans+ Pride 2020 with activist Lucia Blayke.

Uncensored Festival is for the lovers of pornography, the art lovers and those who reject the distinction between the two genres; for sexy, kinky and deviant audiences; for the fabulous and the monstrous, the fierce, the timid and the curious; for the persistently feminist, unapologetically queer and their uncompromising critical approach to the politics of pleasure.

Cherry Cola, Roxanne Drip, 2019, 6 min.
The MultiVerse in a MouthFuck, JorgeTheObscene, 2019, 22 min.
It’s complicated, Lex Lund, 2019, 5 min.
Switch, Maximus Skaff, 2019, 17 min.
Fisting Club Ep.1, Shu Lea Cheang, 2019, 11 min.
The Chemo Darkroom, Harvey Rabbit, 2018, 17 min.
Intoxicate Yourself, Jo Pollux, Theo Meow, and Candy Flip, 2018, 6 min.
RubiX, Rubis Collective, 2018, 23 min.
Refugees Welcome, Bruce LaBruce, 2017, 22 min.
We Are the Fucking World, Olympe de G., 2017, 32 min.
Drawing Nudes, Ivan Sobris, 2018, 5 min.
BOY OH BOY, Madame X and Superdyke, 2018, 13 min.
Proud and Young, Leon, 2018, 5 min.
The 36-Year-Old Virgin, Skyler Braeden Fox, 2017, 30 min.
Book tickets
10:00 pm
Fri, 31 Jan 2020

This event is now sold out. A limited number of £15 tickets will be available on the door.

10pm – 6am, last entry 2am

Booking information:

Tuesday 17 December, 12pm: Red Members’ 48-hour priority booking available 

Thursday 19 December, 12pm: Early bird tickets available 

Over 18s only, please bring photo ID

ICA Live events may feature strobe and haze effects and loud sounds, please email if you have any questions

Red Membership includes free access to all programmes for £16.66 / month.

Switch – Maximus Skaff (photo: Ames Beckerman)