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Black Sun Productions collective is a project of sound, visual and performance artists, primarily featuring activists Massimo and Piercewho also perform under the stage name the Anarcocks. Self-described "artivists", Massimo and Pierce, met on October 26, on the set of an underground pornographic film in which both were performing. The pair, who had both worked as male sex-workers since their teens, formed a romantic and artistic relationship which cumulated in the formation of the queer, post-industrial Black Sun Productions collective.
The pair also operated Black Sun Productions - The Plastic Spider Thing queer sexual fetish clubs and engaged in collaborations with a diverse range of artists including Coil, Lydia Lunch and H. Massimo and Pierce, who are primarily based in Switzerland, were married in Zurich on December 1, Massimo and Pierce had previously been well known as artists in Switzerland and Italy ; however, inthe pair gained international attention when their ritual performance piece, Plastic Spider Thingwas included in industrial band Coil 's European and Scandinavian tour.
Black Sun Productions explained Plastic Spider Thing as " A highly moral, yet sexually explicit exploration into the relationship between the spider and the fly", whilst Brainwashed. Coil members Jhonn Balance and Peter Christopherson were introduced to "Plastic Spider Thing" while receiving a demonstration of various pieces of bondage paraphernalia at a private ceremony at Massimo and Pierce's fetish club in ZurichSwitzerland.
Balance and Christopherson, who were impressed by Black Sun Productions, signed the group to Coil's Eskaton label  and subsequently invited the collective to support No Movement In Water - Feeding Fingers - Baby Teeth tour.
The collective performed a part performance and installation art tour, based on the original "Plastic Spider Thing" concept. The tour's performances were often considered controversial as they included elements of chaos magick and ritualized sex magick that involved nudity and explicitly sexual material, such as urination.
On March 31,Black Sun Productions' offices in Zurich were raided by the vice squad of the Zurich metropolitan police as a result of claims that the collective were in possession of items promoting " deviant or lurid sexual activity ". Computers, New Africas Pt. 1 - Buraka Som Sistema - Black Diamond, tapes, DVDs, magazines and pictures were confiscated by police in order to be copied and investigated.
The Black Sun Productions collective was charged with possessing and producing "illegal pornography". According to Swiss laws any picture showing human excrementincluding urineis considered illegal pornography. In Massimo and Pierce released a new album, OperettAmorale. OperretAmorale is the fifth official release by Black Sun Productions and it features Massimo and Pierce paying homage to the poetry of German poet, playwright and thinker Bertolt Brecht - As many of Brecht's lyrics explored themes of human sexuality, morality and prostitution, Brecht was an Simachip - Various - Dissed By The QFS # 2 on both men's lives from an early age.
On 23 April Black Sun Productions ceased to be a collective. Down to a duo, Massimo and Pierce released the album Chemism in April, Black Sum Productions have described the album as "an epic and emotional tale about sorrow and loss". On May 3,Massimo and Pierce issued a press release through the Anarcocks website stating that Black Sun Productions would disband on December 20, Phantasmata Domesticaour collaborative work with Mikael Karlsson to be released this year, will be the final Black Sun Productions studio album.
It has been a decade of exciting actions and productions. We met many lovely individuals, amazing people and we are thankful for each and every day we've spent creating and performing. As we decide to terminate this mission, there is no sadness in our souls but gratefulness and a feeling of achievement. This is not the last you will hear from the two of us. We'll be working together again in the future though we will manifest ourselves in new ways Black Sun Productions - The Plastic Spider Thing under different monikers.
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