The Festival on the Art of Lust
EMBODYING ENLIVENMENT – Queer, SM and Eco-Sexual Perspectives
Symposium curated by Dr. Sacha Kagan
July 22-24 2016
In an age where the modern myths of Mastery and Control have started to crumble down, the rediscovery of the body, of one & many ecology/ecologies, and of intelligence beyond the narrowly rational intellectual realm, is opening up new perspectives for transformation of individuals and society.
Corporeal practices allow us to learn through embodiment, whether they are sexual, gender-related and/or otherwise exploring new territories of self and others. But how do these practices relate to existing social order? How far do they maintain the status quo, titillate social change, or even maybe foster deeper social transformation?
This symposium will explore some alternative cultures in their relations to mainstream cultures. It will investigate individual practices and temporary communities. The guest speakers will introduce different approaches and perspectives, such as Queer, BDSM, Phenomenological Animism, Queer Ecologies, Eco-Sexuality, Metahumanism, and the philosophy of Enlivenement. We will exchange and explore together how knowing and making worlds with the body, rather than ‘against’ the body, relates to philosophical, political and civilizational questions about the kind of society we want to become.
|Andreas Weber||Caffyn Jesse||Cate Sandilands||Elizabeth Wagner|
|Poetics of the Flesh||Queer Embodiment||Queering Communities:
Becoming (With) Plants
(self)normalization in sadomasochism
|Fri 11:00h – German||Fri 16:00h – English||Fri 20:00h – English||Sat 13:00h – German|
|Sat 18:00h – English||Sat 11:00h – English||Sun 13:00h – English||Sun 16:00h – German|
|Jaime del Val||Robin Bauer||Thomas Burø|
|Our Sad Contempt
|Sat 16:00h – English||Fri 13:00h – English||Sun 18:00h – English|
|Sun 11:00h – English||Fri 18:00h – English|
Tickets: 3-day pass: 60 € / students 40 € 1-day-pass: 50 € / students 30 €
Full Information and ticketing: http://www.xplore-berlin.de/index.php/en/symposium-en-16