about

melting point images
Film- und Fotomanfuktur in Berlin.


– question normativities –

Toni Karat - © melting point images
Toni Karat – © melting point images

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melting point images was founded by Toni Karat – Berlin based award-winning lesbian non-binary artist and filmmaker. They studied fine arts/painting at the Kunstakademie Duesseldorf (Prof. Jan Dibbets) and Hochschule der Kuenste Berlin (Prof. Karl-Horst Hoedicke) and also lived in London and Hamburg.

Their creative work has been expanding in many fields: from being a founding member of two punk/trashbands in the early 1990s to playing Deep House and Minimal music as a DJ in many well-known german and international clubs such as Panorama Bar (Ostgut), Pfefferbank, Irrenhouse, S036, SchwuZ and many more.
From 2014 they also started to produce their own music and they have been working also as a remixer, live performer and composer of scores – with releases on several labels such as Berlin based Reveller Records, TWIRL! Records (Chicago), Yes Yes Records, Minina Music, Fett Recordings, 7MNS Music, Metapop.
Remixes among others for Gudrun Gut and Jean-Michel Jarre for the „Zoolook Revisited” Album.

In 2017, they founded “melting point images – Film- und Fotomanufaktur”, with a focus on queer-feminist artporn films and documentaries. Toni Karat’s films are characterised by the unique display of queer intimacy where camerawork and the thoroughly composed experimental music go hand in hand. They strive for an artistic and also hot and explicit visualisation of queer sexuality and eroticism.

Their films Driven, The Mirror, FagDyke Cruising and Endzeit Berlin and the documentary NARCISISSISM – The Auto-Erotic Images have screened at many international festivals, like in New York, London, Berlin, Paris, San Francisco, Brussels, Los Angeles, Athens, Glasgow, Vienna, Seattle, Perth, Brighton, Thessaloniki, Osaka, Ljubljana, Rome, Santiago and Bangalore.

You can watch the films on Pinklabel.TV here – and on Arthouse Vienna here

News about my work you can find here

Opening Film and Best Documentary award of the Berlin Pornfilmfestival 2022:

N A R C I S S I S M – The Auto-Erotic Images.
Photo book and documentary feature about gender, narcissism and self-love.

NARCISSISM - Best Documentary - Pierre Emö
NARCISSISM – Best Documentary – Pierre Emö – © Toni Karat

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How do we look into the mirror?
Do we allow ourselves a narcissistic or even covetous view?
And how is it influenced by our gender and socialisation:
Are we able to love ourselves and our reflection?

These are some of the questions Toni Karat is exploring in this project, by capturing each
protagonist‘s intimate view in the mirror at an old and untouched attic from 1929 …
A playground and projection screen for border crossers of all shades!

More info about the project you can find here

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