Marit Östberg is a filmmaker, producer, visual artist and journalist from Sweden. Her visual world has been described as uncompromising – uncompromisingly current and uncompromisingly sexy.
As a VJ and music video director Marit Östberg is know for her powerful images. She has been working with musicians and DJ:s like Oni Ayhun, Paula Temple and Fever Ray. Östberg has been a part of Noise Manifesto’s collective Decon Recon and also created music videos and promotion material for the The Knife’s album Shaking the Habitual.
Marit Östberg is a part of the queer feminist porn scene that has evolved in Europe in the last decade. Since debuting as a porn-film director in the acclaimed feminist porn compilation Dirty Diaries her films have been featured and discussed at various festivals all over the world. Her work has been shown in London, Paris, Hong Kong, Sidney, Berlin, Mexico City, New York, Sarajevo, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Vienna and many other places.
Östberg has a background as a writer, journalist and activist. She sees porn as a creative way of working with sexual politics, wanting to expand the possibilities of being in the world. She says: “When women, trans* and queers take their sexuality into their own hands, patriarchy is lost.”