The Sex Asylum
The artistic research project The Sex Asylum is an attempt to rescue sexual and vital energies from being commodified, commercialized, pornographised and reduced to lifestyle attributes. In a time when intimate encounters have become suspect, we open up the body to receive the other, be it another body, daily objects, or even space itself, and connect intimately with their vibration. In this realm the body can shapeshift, change or transform sex, and invent practices we would not associate with sexuality in any other context.
We create an asylum as a place of refuge from everyday reduction and normativization, but also as a place to set our imaginary potential free, and a constant flow of (un)molding and rediscovery.
is a self-proclaimed monk, artistic researcher, Tantra teacher, performer and dramaturg. She started out as a critic of contemporary dance in the 1990s, worked as a dramaturg for several artists and institutions, and started up the international post-master programme a.pass (advanced performance and scenography studies) in 2007. For five years now, she has been running The Monastery Live, an alternative, experimental and fluid community that uses artistic, spiritual and other means to rethink our sense of community, economy and libidinal connections.
This workshop can only be booked in its entirety.