Christopher Cumingham is an American artist, photographer, and filmmaker most well known for his role as a producer and director of an individual style of pornographic film known as Nu Fetish. With ever-closer forays into a filmic style that scathes close to the bone of personality in a genre that doesn’t normally go much further than the superficial surface of sexuality much of Cumingham’s work revolves around the surreal, the absurd, and a psychoanalytic sense of fetish as sexual arousal brought about by an object or situation. The Miami New Times describes his work as something which “stays in your head all day long, popping in your subconscious, arousing you when you least expect. It’s porn for intellectuals.” Cumingham’s work, often a collaborative effort with ideas coming directly from the performers themselves and conveyed in unscripted short videos, usually created in single takes, is driven by the intensity of their own erotic desires.
In early 2010 Christopher Cumingham created a new website as a venue to explore how our society tends to draw distinctions between pornography and erotica as well as art and sex. This allows them to intersect without exclusivity as the creators seek to cross the boundaries between these categories to construct a one-of-a-kind visual experience. “Our society tends to draw distinctions between pornography and erotica, art and sex. On GIM@ we allow them to intersect without exclusivity as we seek to cross the boundaries between these categories to create a one-of-a-kind visual experience. Our content meditates on the value of the explicit and the unseen, the realities of hidden sexual desires and the beauty of actually making them come true.”