Desire of the Space Between
On Intimacy in Process & Performance
Still from Quintet – a choreopornographic experiment (2013)
Sexuality & Desire are omnipresent in advertising, entertainment, & corporate capitalism in general, but the image presented of what is desired & desirable is often fairly far removed from most people’s authentic interests.
This workshop is an attempt to bring into focus the gap between how we perform our sexual being in the digital age, & our actual connections to those around us. Drawing on my experience from years of studying & facilitating Conscious Sexuality practices such as Tantra & BDSM, as well as performance & choreography, we will be breathing, working somatically, & diving into improvisational scores based on desire as well as our projections. We will also have discussions on how presentation, identity, desire, intersubjectivity, & erotic energy all intersect & inform each other, as well as how we can use authentic uncensored desire (& not just the erotic kind) as a tool to create artistic work.
It is also a research into transparency around relationships of power, gender, desire, attraction, & repulsion within the structure of artistic projects. It questions the myth of the “project” as a parallel universe in which nothing that happens as any real-world consequences – & hence, the boundaries of those involved are different from those in “real life”. It proposes a holistic approach to making art that both draws from & affects our personal, social, & political realities.