Karat is a Berlin based lesbian non-binary artist and filmmaker. They studied fine arts at the Kunstakademie Duesseldorf (Prof. Jan Dibbets) and Hochschule der Kuenste Berlin (Prof. Karl-Horst- Hoedicke) and also lived in London and Hamburg. Focus of the study was painting and photography.
Their creative work has been expanding in many directions: from being a founding member of two notorious punk/trash bands in the early 1990s to playing Deep House and Minimal as a DJ in many wellknown German and international clubs - later they also produced their own electronic music with releases on various labels. A couple of years ago they became a filmmaker of queer feminist porn films and documentaries.
Toni Karat’s films are characterised by the unique display of queer intimacy where camera work 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.
The films Driven, The Mirror and FagDyke Cruising have screened at many international festivals, like in New York, London, Berlin, Paris, San Francisco, Athens, Glasgow, Vienna, Seattle, Perth, Kansai and Bangalore.
N A R C I S S I S M - The Auto-Erotic Images #1_2021