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The Festival of Sensations is a queer feminist & body-positive art experience. Rare are the places where we express and explore ourselves without the fear of being shamed or judged, where we can unlearn social norms and where we can celebrate our diversity. The Festival of Sensations is an event that creates such a place: Join us for a colorful carnival of queerness & body-positivity!
In our society, many people face marginalization. Queer and fat people, as well as people with immigrant backgrounds, often experience feelings of exclusion, being stared at and judged. This festival aims to create a safeR space where they can creatively and artistically live out their needs and expressions. Queer art is to be celebrated and the network strengthened. Together instead of alone and in the fresh air instead of on the internet.
We are aware that sexual orientation and/or gender identity are only one of many marginalized affiliations – people are not only queer but also experience other forms of marginalization, among them black people and people of color, people with disabilities, old people, fat people, neurodiverse people, people with a migration history or people who are read as migrants, people with low income or low education, etc. When organizing the Festival of Sensations, we strive to take into account the specific needs that arise from different experiences of discrimination and to create the most accessible space possible.
There are a thousand ways to experience the Festival of Sensations – it will be different for everyone. Numerous workshops, performances & theater productions, installations, live music, DJ sets, a costume corner, film screenings, talks and discussions will bring together the themes of sensuality, sexuality, gender, utopia, love and connection.In addition, there will be enough room for your own creativity, experimentation and self-expression. We invite you all to contribute creatively and become a part of the festival.
the 4 Cs
Consent is about the people involved in any kind of action. It is the right to say Yes or No to whatever affects you in a certain activity. It is important to understand that previous consent for intimacy never overrides the withdrawal of consent in the present moment. In other words: Only a Hell Yes! is a Yes. And this applies to every moment.
- We check in with each other – only a Hell Yes is a Yes
- We respect personal boundaries – we respect all different kinds of a No
- There is no pre-consent – any given consent can be withdrawn a minute later, check-in with others regularly
How to say No?
There are many different ways to say No and a No doesn’t need to come in harsh words. Try out what suits your mood! As important as it is to express a No, it is equally as important to hear a No and respond gracefully – for yourself and the person being brave enough to protect their boundaries. Please find your favorite way to say No or respond to a No with this poster. Print it and spread the word!
- We respect you in your whole truth – feel free to express what you need and want
- We work to create a space (and maybe someday a world) without sex-shaming, kink-shaming, slut-shaming or body shaming
- We care for each other – everything is possible, nothing is obligated
- Sexual health is important to us we protect each other and get tested regularly
- We help each other out if someone seems in trouble, stressed out or frozen.
- We value self-reliance and self care.
What happens in the Festival of Sensations stays in the Festival of Sensations. How people express themselves there might be stigmatized in their daily life, so please treat other people and their realities with respect and confidentiality. We won’t share stories on that aren’t our own, without identifying others, its not allowed to ‘out’ others, .
- We trust each other to treat all people with respect and not ‘out’ others.
- We see it as an honor to witness other people to express their sensual and sexual self
- We won’t share stories that aren’t our own, without identifying others.
- We don’t take non-consensual pictures
- Please use the provided hand sanitizer
- Wash your hands before and after touching objects, doors etc.
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Longer is better.
- Avoid touching your own face
How many people will there be?
We aim to sell arround 300 Tickets ( 3 Day Passes & Day tickets) + 100 Volunteers & Presenters
Who will be attending?
Our guests come as singles, couples, throuples, polycules or in other constellations, we don’t choose by the number but by their awareness and responsibility. Every participant and volunteer has to fill out an application form. A pre-registration is mandatory, there will be no tickets sold at the door.
How do I apply and what do I need to pay attention to?
It is an essential aim of the Festival of Sensations to create a safer space with people who are part of the LGBTQA+ community or are Allys. During the application we will ask you some questions and let you reflect on your privilages.
If I come alone, how do I find people to interact with?
The Festival of Sensations will provide a lot of activities to get to know each other without pressure. Come early and give yourself enough time to arrive at the venue, to get in touch with yourself, the nature and perhaps other human beings.
How can I buy a ticket?
You can apply here for a ticket through an online-form in each event description. There are more people wanting to come than we can host, so we have to select our guests. Please register and wait for approval. As soon as you have been approved, we kindly ask you to transfer the money via online banking or Paypal to secure your spot.
Can I apply for my friends?
No, each person has to apply for themselves.
What if I cancel at the last minute? Will I get a refund?
Yes, we can refund your ticket depending on when you cancel. Tickets can not be passed on.
I am nervous. What can I do?
Don’t worry. We are all nervous when we engage in something new. As a first-timer we recommend you to come early so you have enough time to connect with the space and the people around you. The Awareness Team will be in sight at all times and our team will be there to support you. Also, please reach out via email if you have any questions!
What shall I wear?
Whatever you feel like! Wear whatever makes you feel good and what expresses the very You in this moment. Come in your favorite costume, in your most seducing underwear, dress in what you never dared to wear before or come in your pyjamas. Some of our events will offer a costume & photo corner. We dress to express, not to impress!
Awareness Team are our spaceholder and your safety contact in case you feel confused or insecure ,experienced harm or discrimination or need support with a conflict. Whenever you have a question, feel overwhelmed or overtaxed, don’t hesitate to reach out to the infopoint, them or the organizers.
How can I recognize the Awareness Team?
The Awareness Team will be wearing recognizable hair accessories and wear a speacial scarf. We will introduce the awareness info point at the events so everyone can easily find support at any time.
Can I be part of the Awareness Team?
Our Awareness Team are carefully selected and have a lot of personal experience at queer feminist events. If you consider volunteering as a Awareness Team we will be happy to receive your application! Email us and tell us about your motivation and about the events you have been attending in the past.
If it feels good and everybody involved likes what is happening, we will not limit your playfulness and your pleasure in any way. However, if we witness or hear of any kind of violation of the principle of consent we will act accordingly. This can mean the exclusion of individuals from the ongoing event or even all future events. The policy and procedure will be posted before the event.
- people who think there’s only two sexes/genders
- people who “don’t see color”
- people who think that fat people should just exercise more and are unhealthy
- people who think kinky people are sick/perverted
- people who deny disabled people their sexuality
- people who think that poor people are lazy
- people who think that migrants are homophobic and assaultive
- people who think that cis men are the real victims of patriarchy
Yes, all entrances to our venues are fully accessible and on the same floor with little or no thresholds.The gender-neutral toilets include at least two accessible toilets. Please check also our location specifications below. Our workshops are for all bodies, gender identities, sexual orientations and accessible for people of all abilities. Please reach out to us beforehand if you have any questions or would like to let us know about your special needs.
Location/ Space: Outside 1 Lotus Bell Tent ( ca 70qm ) , 1 Workshop space in the Garden hidden ( <150qm ) , 1 Workshop space in the Garden on the field ( <200qm ) , 1 Campfire , 1 Stage with field in front ( <150qm ) , 1 music stage next to the road,
Inside 1 industry hall partly open ( <300qm ), 1 cinema space
Sanitary: 2 Garden Toilet wheelchair acessible ; 4 Toilets in the Hall, 5 washbasin & 3 Showers
Other Utilities: 1 big Pool , 1 Sauna , 2 Kitchen Indoor , 1 Outdoor Kitchen
If you need a personal assistant or an assistant dog please reach out to us in advance and we will find a way to suit your needs!
If there is one thing we shouldn’t have to worry about, it is money (although we know how it feels to worry about money). We want to make the Festival of Sensations as inclusive as possible and will certainly find a way for you to participate. Whether this includes some voluntary action, payment in parts or low-income tickets. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org