Program

Detailed schedule 

our Facilitators

These are the people you can start getting excited about

FEEL

Sara Ablinger 

Big Body Love

#Workshop
#Body-positive

LISTEN

Dorian Bonelli

Playfight  + Objekt-ification

#Workshop

SEE

Simon Mayer

Being moved

#Workshop #Tanz

HEAR

Mario sinnhofer

stretching exercices for your consciousness

#Meditation

SMELL

marin marie

Tentacular Tenderness

#Workshop

#Consent

TASTE

KUEM

Delicious delight

#Workshop

#Embodiment

TASTE

mäks rößmöller

Sensing Fat tissue

#Workshop

LISTEN

lovemore

Lets Dance

#Musical performance 
#Dance

FEEL

Katja von der Forst

Get what you want + Explore your Senses

#Workshop
#Meditation

LISTEN

alma linda

Dj Set + sensual sound journey

#DJ #Music

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Ariana

Consent workshop + The power of mark making

#Workshop #Art

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lian and marek

Playfight + Sensual Yoga

#Workshop
#Yoga

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nino

Delicious delight

 

#Workshop #Embodiment

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Simon Magnus

PlayFull Intimacy 

#Workshop 

FEEL

shady greis

Free movement and somatic communication

#Workshop

 

FEEL

true feeling

bondage through* feeling 

#Workshop
#Bondage

SMELL

lisa de la punz

Life Drawing for every body

#Workshop #Art

TASTE

Akynos

The Incredible, Edible, Akynos

#Workshop

FEEL

patricia 

yin & yang sunset yoga

#Workshop #Yoga

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aaron 

SHAMELESS,

Ask a sex worker &

Sexwork and relationship 

#Performance #Film #talk

FEEL

Damien Thorn

SHAMELESS &

Ask a sex worker

#Performance #talk

 

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PA

Ask a sex worker,

Sexwork and relationship 

#Film #talk

HEAR

Luan

No pronouns

Intersex 101

#Talk 

HEAR

Rhonda D’Vine

she/her

Being trans in sex-positive spaces

#Talk

FEEL

alice moe

Find your inner Drag Character

#Workshop #Embodiment

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DIEGO TIGROTTO

he/she

Sex-positive tarot reading

#tarot

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levi mühlbacher 

they/them

FLUID PLEASURE BODIES 

#workshop

HEAR

Alexandra

Queer ethical non-monogamy & Toolbox for emotional release and reconnection

#Performance #talk

HEAR

anastasia ax 

Queer ethical non-monogamy & Toolbox for emotional release and reconnection

#Talk 

HEAR

Seba kayan

Electro Yoga

#yoga

HEAR

ginger red

#dj

HEAR

bi män

#dj

HEAR

E-F-U-A Born On A Friday

#dj

HEAR

Piero Flor 

 

CUDDLE WORKSHOP & INTIMATE WALK

#Performance #talk

HEAR

ABORTION 101
Inga & AnnE

#Talk 

HEAR

transition
Jasmin & Yavuz

#cinema 

HEAR

Ree:raw

#dj

HEAR

mursal

#dj

HEAR

মm

#dj

HEAR

Alma linda

#sound journey

HEAR

Crystal O 

#dj

HEAR

lovemore

Lets Dance

#live music

Facilitators in Detail

Learn more about everybody

FEEL

Sara Ablinger

she / they

Big Body Love

#Workshop #Body-positive

Sara Ablinger is a Vienna based bodyworker and workshop facilitator specialised in body positivity, radical self-care & self-love, consent culture, intimacy and conscious sexuality. Bringing Big Body Love to Austria and Europe, she creates spaces of empowerment, authenticity, connection, pleasure and healing, focussing on the empowerment and participation of marginalised bodies such as queer, fat, disabled bodies.
www.big-body-love.com  

Wild Sensual Embodiment

you are body. 

you are earth. 

you are water. 

you are blood. 

you are breath. 

you are soul. 

this workshop aims to ground and connect you to yourself, the senses, the body as well as all those around you. feel your aliveness through breath and movement. 

become present. 

sharpen your senses through body awareness and mindful self touch.

 

Paint your embodiment onto your skin with body paint. take up all the space you deserve. show yourself in all your colors. let yourself be witnessed with the body you come in. 

let’s meet each other as the creative, wild and sensual beings we are. in your unique body. with your individual expression and speed. fully present, fully alive connection to others is true intimacy. welcome body, welcome you! 

 

workshop will include: 

breathing and mindfulness exercises, movement / expression / dance with or without music, body painting, witnessing / looking at each other sequence, solo / pair / group exercises, you can wear as much or little as you like (body painting is excluding the genitals due to sanitary reasons) 

 

I suggest an extra pair of underwear if it gets paint on it

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Dorian Bonelli

he / him


#Workshop

Dorian Bonelli is a vienna based artist who switched from solo work to creating spaces for collective creativity. In his social sculptures installation and performance art merge with methods of mindfulness, choreographies of power and embodiment practice.

Dorian is passionate about pain sexuality and bike culture and also expresses himself through abstract calligraphy in print and tattoos. In various fields and communities (queer, men-only, poly ..) he teaches non-dualistic thinking and non-linear writing.Born a twin and a transgender he is most interested in finding methods to (re)built connection, trust and community by exploring and dancing on the edges. 

www.dorianbonelli.at

Playfight  + objectification

workshop & a participatory art installation

Playfight 

By getting in contact with our opponent´s power we get into contact with our own strength. It is an encounter between dominance and dance in which we search for our own unique expression of power and perseverance. The process will be induced by specific exercises around the various aspects of physical contact: boundaries, settingintention, lead/follow.
In the second part of the workshop we challenge each other in an one-on-one confrontation in the middle of attentive spectators. 
This is an intense and unique opportunity to share our vulnerability, dedication and beauty. 

 

Objectification – a Social Sculpture  (Workshop)

A combination of performance art and encounter group. A conjunction of constellation work and installation art. A playground to explore feelings, sensations and manifestations of power and empowerment.
In a radically non-dualistic manner we approach objectification as a source of bliss and oneness.

As Objects we are free of responsiveness. We can focus on the sensations and emotions coming up in our speachless bodies, fully focusing on our physical presence. As Objects we are self-contained.
We will be shifted and handled with care  while fully diving into the joy of solid passivity and judgefree perception.

Somatic Exercises will warm us up for this experience of collective creativity. Tools of Consent will help us to achieve the ease we need to play lightheartedly. Different matereals will provide inspiration.

Finally we will open the lab for improvisation and see what creations emerge from  becoming / handling a human object.

SEE

Simon Mayer

he / him

being moved

#workshop #performance #dance

Being moved

 
Ecstatic Body Floor is a guided dancefloor, based on reconnecting to joy by an honest self-contact. 
Inspired by dancefloor practices, self-experiencing, mindfulness and the states of being moved/flow. 
We are re-connecting to the power of what it means to be moved from the inside&outside and to move
whatever needs to move. This dancefloor aims to discover our ecstatic blind spots and where our natural and relaxed
way into exstasy lies. Without following ecstatic stereotypes or the image we have of ecstatsy. 
It s about discovering the diversity of what ecstasy and natural high mean for each one of us
individually by deeply listening to our needs.
Small&silent, big&loud, whisper&shout and everything the space in between offers  :-)”

WORKSHOP: Being Moved: The Art of Celebration (Friday)


Party and celebration? What is that? I guess after some pandemic time, most of us feel the importance of bringing back these moments of inner freedom where we are moved by a good dance floor. 

This training offers you the chance to enter the states of being moved by the power of celebration. In other words, getting into a state of flow with a clear awareness of my boundaries while having fun. We will dive into an empowering activation of movement, breath and sound in order to express whatever needs to be expressed. The workshop is in its essence a hosted dancefloor that dives into different qualities and forms of celebration and how they move us – joy, sadness, anger, silence, music, coffee. The aim is to stay in contact with my personal playlist, with what my body needs at this moment. Relaxing into “there’s nothing to do” can be the best party you’ve ever been to!

Simon Mayer’s research is based on the power of transformation and empowerment through self contact and the awareness of the space in between us.




(You can deepen the practice from the Being moved morning workshop
by applying the tools on this dancefloor/ in the field or join without having done the morning class).
 

As dancer, choreographer and musician he was involved in productions of Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker,

ROSAS (“The Song“), Wim Vandekeybus (“Frisking“) and Zita Swoon. His choreographic repertoire includes solos, duets and group pieces that have been performed internationally (o feather of lead; dancing with the soundhobbyist/Zita Swoon; Monkeymind and others). 

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mario Sinnhofer

they/them

#Workshop #Meditation

Meditation

stretching exercises for your consciousness
open eye meditation • 35min • no previous knowledge necessary

about the workshops:

We practice a combination of Integral Meditation and Awakening Interbeing: an unusual, wide-angle-like attentiveness that on the one hand focuses us, and at the same time leads us into the entire fullness and complexity of all sensory perceptions, thoughts and feelings. 

Paradoxically, relaxation sets in! This method of mindfulness trains the ability to consciously perceive on several levels at the same time, and to observe oneself during this perception. With a little practice, it leads to a clear and alert openness that can be applied in any everyday situation.

SMELL

marin marie 

they / them

#Workshop

#Consent

http://marinmarie.art

Tentacular Tenderness

workshop​

Marin Marie is a white dyadic FtX living with chronic illness. They works as a multitasking artist, social worker,intersectional activist, energetic healer, sexological bodyworker and sexpositive workshops facilitator.

 

about the workshops:

🐙Tentacular Tenderness is a collective sensual exploration, deeply rooted into what is here and now. It invites you to let your sensual self expand beyond the usual one-to-one romantic setting.

🙈Here, with eyes closed, we are connecting to our intuitions and deeper selves, and start a collective journey into touch, sound and smell.

🐝The workshop will start by a welcoming ritual followed by embodied consent games, in which you will gather and practise physical consent tools which will be used althrough the next exploration part.

🐌Partial nudity will be welcome, and clothes on as well: some creatures wear fur, other don’t! Though, all beings that night will keep panties on, and we have a no-hand-in-panties rule 🍑

🐍Arousal, sensual and sexual expressions will be welcomed, within this frame and with consent, as well as any other kind of feelings and emotions. Let the group welcome you as you are✨

🐠As you dress up comfortably for movement, chose your textures! We are embarking on the Vessel Of Senses and will dive into a luxuriant landscape. Wether your journey will take you to become one limb of an underwater creature, an old crab crawling on top of it, the edge of a growing cliff, or a fire planet rotating around them, come with curiosity to meet yourself anew in this soft and creative realm of sensuality.

🐣Beginners welcome!

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KUEM

they / them

Delicious delights

#Workshop #Embodiment

DELICIOUS DELIGHTs

workshop

Kuem

Kuem likes gardening in the vast landscape of humankind. Exploring, watching, grooving with beings of all expressions, always curious about nourishing factors, roots, growth, symbiosis and grafting experiences… What makes your buds sprout, your foliage unfold and your fruit ripe and juicy? Let`s discover together!

about the workshops:

Experience yourself sensually, taste yourself and other consistencies. How does it feel your oral experience, how does your body reacts to it. Whatmakes you satisfied, what fulfills you?
We will approach these questions on a somatic level and give space to the experience.

Exploring, experiencing, curious
into an experiential space and give the sense of TASTE a special perspective perspective as an important sense of the daily sensory
experience and being. We will
savor it down to the deepest pores
of your aliveness.

This workshop supports your
ability to become more present with your body with your body, to explore new dimensions of your being and to bring both the conscious system
system as well as parts of the central nervous system into a more awake presence – with greater
flexibility and regulatory capacity. You will be guided by us with mindfulness, love and lots of space for self-determination and self-care through this small experimental journey. Trust what your body has to offer you and come with us into this experiential space of experience. We look forward to seeing you!

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mäks rößmöller

Sensing Fat tissue

they / them

#Workshop

Sensing Fat tissue ​

workshop​

Mäks is a psychologist, systemic therapist, artist and somatic practitioner (Somatic Academy Berlin), centering their work around radical health and fat tissue on a collective and cellular level. Asking themself how to transform the traces of discrimination in the body to build resilient communities, the endgame is the anticapitalist revolution_transformation!

Since 8 years they research and facilitate new relationsships with fat tissue in workshops like “Meeting Fat Tissue”, One-to-One Settings and their art.

Their positioning is relevant because powerstructures don’t end at the door of somatics: They are queer, fat, middleclass, nonbinary transgender, white. And excited to meet you.

 

about the workshops:

LISTEN

lovemore

he / him

Lets Dance

#Musical performance #Dance

lets dance

musical performance​

Oluchukwu Akusinanwa (aka Lovemore) from Nigeria is a Singer/Song writer and performance Artist.

 

Co-founder and Vice chairperson QueerBase Austria (Emeritus), active member TGEU, Board member Afro rainbow Austria. He has been living in Vienna Austria since 2014 with different Artist work experience and integration.

 

Oluchukwu always been passionate about Art and humanity since his childhood, he loves and enjoy finding ways of putting creativity into and in the form of performance, above all he loves the way art unites people!

 

Oluchukwu was part of the Project; goddesses in diaspora Wienwoche 2019, How long are you planning to stay with complicit theatre a project performance for Wienwoche 2020 and also project group Silencing Gaze for the Wienwoche 2020. And also in a Solidarity Matters price winning Art project with QUESTION ME AND ANSWER 2022, has collaborated with Sodom Vienna among others. Oluchukwu is so Looking forward to this event!

 

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Katja von der Forst

she / her

Get what you want + Explore your Senses

#Workshop #Meditation

Get what you want + Explore your Senses​

workshop & a participatory art installation

In this workshop we create a playful sensual explorational frame inspired by the Five Senses and the Wheel of Consent. With a self-chosen partner you will practice how to communicate and negotiate your wants and how to navigate your own pleasure. You will experience how fulfilling it is when your desires are fully matched. Get inspired by the 5 senses – play with them, try them out, ask for something new.

Ohh wow!

Explore your Senses – Meditate with fruits

workshop

In this workshop we will dive into the manifold ways of sensual objectual exploration. In a witnessed partner frame you explore your free chosen object, dance with your senses, choose and change, taste, and enjoy. Dive into your whole body sensuality and enjoy yourself!

 

Katja

As a Somatic Sex Educator, Intimacy Coach and Tantric Spirit , Katjas aim is to inspire peoples „erotic“ souls, bodies & minds in a natural, sensual, authentic and playful way. She offers shared group spaces to make people experience or witness intimacy in a save, respectful, non-judgemental, consensual, empowering, pure and open hearted way. Each event is meant as a unique and collective celebration of diversity in body shapes, colors, genital constitutions, preferences and bodily/emotional expressions.

 

LISTEN

alice moe 

any pronouns

 

#Workshop #drag

Drag King is a Fluid 

Alice Moe aka Eric big Clit is a political activist, queer community lover, sexpositive Drag King & genderfluid Mushroom in the body of a somehow human being. They came here to have a closer look at this binary society. Turns out they don’t understand, nor like it. So they try to spread their Myzels and stardusty powder of transformation for a contact high of collective uniqueness. Plus, they just like Ahoi Brause.

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Ariana

they / she / he​

Consent workshop + The power of mark making

#Workshop #Art

Consent workshop + The power of mark making

Ariana/Genkisoda is the co-director of the Consent Academy. They identify as a Them Fatale/Femme Boi/weird little forest fae-demon.

 
They are also an ordained Buddhist monk, an activist, a professional artist, gamer, violinist, an armchair philosopher, and all around huge nerd. They are passionate about consent as a tool for greater satisfaction, pleasure, intimacy, and harm-reduction. They are also passionate about art, dance, and consent as tools of healing and self-love.

 

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lian and marek

she / her  &  he /him

Playfight + Sensual Yoga

#Workshop #Yoga

Playfight + Sensual Yoga​

 

Lian

lives and works in Vienna as a physiotherapist, yoga teacher, and activist mostly around the topics of Body/Sex Positivity, Consent and FLINTA* Empowerment through means of dance and theatre. She accompanies people in different phases of life and supports them to reach their (physical) goals, increase their quality of life, and feel comfortable, strong, and pleasurable in their bodies.

 

Marek

works as a rhythmician, music and movement educator in a therapeutic setting and as a consultant in the fields of environmental education, social counseling, and violence prevention. His MA thesis “Awareness through Discomfort” was published as a book by the Department of Peace Studies and Conflict Transformation at the University of Innsbruck. He also performs as a singer, songwriter, actor, puppeteer and dancer, and facilitates workshops in the areas of Consent, Sex and Body Positivity.

about the workshops:

Playfight: We use playful fighting as a sensual and embodied means to discover and honestly express ourselves. In the ritualized fights witnessed by the circle, we enjoy consensual physical contact in (mostly) one-on-one confrontations on mattresses/mats. With group sizes of about 14-25 participants, the group forms a protective ring. In our encounters, we can play and experiment with gender representation and the expansion of social agency. In this way, we aim to promote participation within our communities by practicing noticing our boundaries and communicating clearly.

Sensual Yoga: We open a space to enjoy and explore the body, mind, voice, and breath. Join us on a sensual journey through asana (body postures), pranayama (breathwork), pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses), Dharana (concentration of the mind), dhyana (meditation) until we reach moments of samadhi (a state of joyful or blissful calm). 

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Piero Flor 

 

CUDDLE WORKSHOP & INTIMATE WALK

#Workshop #Embodiment

CUDDLE WORKSHOP & INTIMATE WALK

 

Piero Flor – no pronoun, polysensual, bicurious, genderqueer, justice seeker and mystic lover 

Piero lives and works in Ghent as a trauma informed and body oriented intimacy coach, (cuddle) workshop facilitator and process facilitator. Piero wants to inspire people to experience intimacy more consciously and together move beyond taboos, blockages, violence and traumas. Piero dreams of a world in which self-care and self-actualization go hand in hand with love, justice, equality and solidarity.

 

Come and express your needs and wants. Celebrate your Yes and No in this cuddle workshop. Explore new patterns of intimacy. Dive deeper, experiment with touch or just come and snuggle!

 

Cuddle Workshop

A cuddle workshop is not just about cuddling. It is also about connection, boundaries and authentic relating. You are free to choose whether you really want to connect. Nothing is mandatory. We build up slowly. You first take time for yourself and then carefully make contact with the other person. We explore our personal boundaries step by step in a playful and accessible way. The focus in this workshop is on loving attention and is of a non-sexual nature.

 

In this workshop we explore intimacy beyond traditional gender norms and expectations. All types of bodies are welcome. All types of abilities and disabilities are welcome. We create an open and welcoming space for each and every participant. Come as you are..

 

Intimate Walk

with Piero Flor (True Intimacy) 

On an intimate walk we pay attention to meeting, connection, playfulness, mindfulness and self-care. We go out together in nature. During the walk you are invited to be more present in the moment. To enjoy nature better. To be more aware of your own body while walking. And to be in touch with your emotions. What makes intimate walks so intimate is the connective and intimate way in which you meet the other person during the walk.

 

An Intimate Walk is a walking workshop that focuses on a unique experience. You are guided from start to finish. I use all kinds of methodologies for this, such as image theater, the work that reconnects, nature education, consent and touch work, non-violent communication, mindfulness, breathing methods, etc. These methodologies are offered in an accessible and loving way. And nothing is mandatory. You can also just be present and observe.

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Simon Magnus

he / him

PlayFull Intimacy 

#Workshop 

PlayFull Intimacy​

workshop

Simon Magnus is a movement practitioner who specialises in encouraging individuals to connect more deeply with their bodies and their own emotional realities.

He has been connected with tantra and other conscious sexuality practices for a number of years alongside a training in somatic trauma work and improvisational theatre.

He has worked creating transformational arts events in the UK and across Europe for the past 15 years. He has worked around the world helping people connect intimately with themselves and others. My participants are diverse; from children to those living with acute mental health issues, clowns to office workers in full suits and ties. For him it is super important to create brave spaces where risks can be taken by participants within their own boundaries and choice.

 

about the workshops:

What does it mean to be playfully intimate? Open up to your playful nature and use it to discover moments of intimacy with yourself and others. Play is a fundamental part of what makes us human; it’s how we learn, how we connect and how we deepen our relationships. It doesn’t matter if you feel playful every day or if you haven’t played since you were a kid, this is for everyone. We start in a gentle way that allows you to participate at your own pace, to discover your playful self.

 

FEEL

shady greis

he / him

Free movement and somatic communication

#Workshop

Free movement and somatic communication​

workshop

This movement workshop will combine several elements – self exploration and expression through movement / facial expressions and using voice and communication / connecting to others through different ways using techniques of contact improvisation and partnering.

Shady

Shady is a contemporary dancer started in 2014 and is into interactive shows , improvisation and collaboration between artists of different disciplines of performing and visual arts.

Trained in different workshops of local and international instructors in egypt and outside egypt. As silsilah program for contemporary dance training in Alexandria by center rezodanse egypte Editions 2,3,4. Shady attended one week of the summer intensive of HJS 2018 by a partial scholarship from dancing on the edge organization, also attended the summer intensive of deltebre dansa 2018. 

Shady was awarded the danceweb scholarship 2019 and received a grant to be able to participate by mophradate org.

Shady was also chosen within other 15 dancers from the mena region for the online special edition of dancing on the edge 2020 online format.

Shady is also the creator of Amwaj initiative in Alexandria in August 2020 and is now a full time student at Salzburg academy for experimental dance.

 

FEEL

true feeling

she / they

Bondage through* feeling 

#Workshop #Bondage

Bondage trough*feeling​

workshop

Julia is an artist (Trans Arts, Critical Studies), cultural mediator and currently in training under supervision to become a mediator, relationship and sexual counselor (ÖAGG, ÖGS). She is passionate about the diversity of possibilities for intimate encounters and the experience of closeness, which she continues to explore in a vibrant research practice.

Joanna is a media artist, performer, dancer. She graduated from the University of Applied Arts (Transmedia Arts), Sexological Basics at ÖGS, learned the Art of Clowning and has an extensive research and practice in Conscious Sexuality/ Concious Sexuality.

Since 2019 we have been working together as an interdisciplinary collective true feeling. Together we explore the emancipatory potential of interpersonal contact. Can the experience of physical, as well as emotional closeness, intimacy, touchability and consensus be experienced as a rebellion against the patriarchy that is maintained by the repression of named issues on the one hand and their commercial exploitation and corruption on the other? We are enthusiastic about the development of mental and real shelters through the work with feelings. In doing so, we always act as artists and culturally creative women*. The central theme is feeling one’s own limits and positions. Emancipatory touch happens on this border with a living: YES, absolutely!

 

about the workshops:

Bondage is bonding – or ropes connect. Not only through knots, but through feeling. It can be pleasurable, funny, sad, deeply relaxing, maybe healing – or boring.

Everything is welcome – it’s about liveliness, diversity and curiosity. In this workshop, we experience bonding with and without rope. What does contact need? When is (somatic) touch good and safe?

After a short introduction to bondage, SafeUse and consent, we get to know each other and rope. Nobody will leave without a gift. It will be an encounter with ourselves, the others* and rope. This workshop is developed and held by true feeling (www.truefeeling.at), an artist and bodywork collective exploring questions of intimacy and sexuality, somatic contact and touch.

“We are enthusiast about the possibilities of creating mental and embodied safer spaces by working with emotions and feeling. We aim to provide methods and paths, that support the ability for self-determined encounter and touch led by a vital: YES, please!”

 

TALK

aaron

They/them

Shameless 

sex & relationships 

#Workshop #Art #film

www.rededition.wordpress.com

aaron

 

aaron is an artist, activist, sx and body worker and social worker from Germany – currently living in Vienna. through video, sculpture, sound and body-art their current research examines identity as fluid tool beyond fixed representation. They have been a member of the selforganization Red Edition for 2.5 years.

Red Edition is a sx worker-led community organization that aims to improve the working and living conditions of all sx workers through community mobilization, capacity building, and advocacy, in solidarity with all workers and marginalized communities.

Red Edition Vision – To ensure that all sx workers in Austria, regardless of their migration status, are respected, have their human and labor rights protected, and live free from stigma, discrimination, violence and marginalization.

Red Edition is a sx worker-led community organization that aims to improve the working and living conditions of all sx workers through community mobilization, capacity building, and advocacy, in solidarity with all workers and marginalized communities.

TALK

damien thorn

he/she
Shameless 

Ask a sexworker 

#Performance #talk

www.rededition.wordpress.com

damien

Damien Thorn – Bosnian born, living in Vienna, Damien Thorn is a long lasting performer,dancer and shortly event organizer as well. His first stage experiences came with age of 10 back then in Bosnia. In Vienna he has worked for many events within the LGBTIQ+ scene and is since 2018 a regular active member (now board member) of migrant s work collective called Red Edition. His recent performances/co-organization have included Red Rules festival, Porn Film Festival, Wien Woche Festival and now Festival of Sensations. He describes himself as a mix of many different things, admires art and people trying to move and change things within society, for a better future of us all.

Red Edition is a sx worker-led community organization that aims to improve the working and living conditions of all sx workers through community mobilization, capacity building, and advocacy, in solidarity with all workers and marginalized communities.

 

Red Edition Vision – To ensure that all sx workers in Austria, regardless of their migration status, are respected, have their human and labor rights protected, and live free from stigma, discrimination, violence and marginalization.

 

Red Edition is a sx worker-led community organization that aims to improve the working and living conditions of all sx workers through community mobilization, capacity building, and advocacy, in solidarity with all workers and marginalized communities

 

SHAMELESS

– Performance by Damien Thorn und Aaron Nora Scherer

 

Born in the ‚City of Whores‘ the legendary children of Innana are coming back to once again show, introduce, explain and make your mind clear about the subject which is most marginalised and misunderstood – sxwork. Francis the shameless whore will take you on journey through the life of a sxworker – a political statement. In addition there will be a short ride through the „whorearchy“ (hierarchie of sxwork), showing the diversity of the sx industry but also making the point clear that there should’t be something like a whorearchy. Sxwork is diverse, just as sxuality is. Every field of sxwork has their own requirements, just like every sx worker has their own unique skills. Its important that the priviledged sx workers solidarize themselves with all the workers, to end stigmatization, to normalize doing sxwork, to help appreaciate it.

Shortly after the performance you will have the chance to ask sxwork related questions.

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AKYNOS

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The Incredible, Edible, Akynos

Food exploration

#Workshop

AKYNOS

My official stage names are The Incredible, Edible, Akynos, Or MFA (MothaFuckin’ Akynos) It’s pronounced (Ah-Key-Nos). My tagline: “The Beast Of Burlesque” was given to me by performer friend Voodoo Onyx. I’m a New York raised stripper. Featured in nude magazines, music videos and adult websites since I was 17. I’m a MILF supreme, nappy hair having, 45” of ass, performance artist. You can find me taking it off in burlesque showcases across the globe but primarily on NYC stages. I’ve featured/headlined in showcases both locally and internationally. In 2009 I was the winner of the best soloist and judge’s choice award at the Boston Burlesque Expo. In the same year I was runner up for the Miss International Showgirl competition in Jamaica; (one day I will compete again). I’ve curated shows in my homeland of Jamaica at the infamous Hedonism II resort, NYC, Vegas, and DC. My last projects were Darkie, THICK and Dark. Nude. Storytellers. which makes a reappearance this October 2017. My upcoming projects are my new one-woman show “Black Pussy”, the scripted web series “Chronicles Of A Black Heaux”, and the social/whore commentary web-series “Whore Logic”, (currently on YouTube) all need your support and attention. 

 

A leadership and program developer/organizer I am also a member of several different sex worker ran/lead organizations where I’ve lobbied in New York State against Condoms As Evidence and helped make recommendations on human rights policies at The UN. Some of these wonderful organizations which I hope you will support are: The Desiree AllianceThe Sex Worker Film & Arts FestivalBest Practices Policy Project, SWOP-NYCWe Are Dancers and The NJ Red Umbrella Alliance; because being a ho should be every woman’s [person’s] fundamental right. And sex work is work. Don’t debate me on that. I’ll tear you down.

 

I was a dance major in high-school and had a short theater acting stint until I decided to take a long break to raise my children and deal with patriachy. I’ve performed in, competed and won many talent competitions since I was 12. These days I’m a borough famous emerging artist who holds two college degrees, working as a massage therapist and maid because something has to support my artistic habit. All the while I’m wagging my duster at you, screaming for the rights of every human to use their body and energy how they choose. Walk with me. -A

 

SMELL

lisa de la punz

she / her

Life Drawing for every body & coming home to the body 

#Workshop #Art

lisa de la punz​

Lisa (she/they) studied costume design and used to work in film and media before discovering her love for self-awareness, body positivity/neutrality and smashing the patriarchy. She is a passionate dancer, a curious self explorer and a committed creator of safer spaces for people to be themselves in. She truly believes that all bodies are beautiful, and that consent and boundaries make the world a better place. She likes to incorporate both in her workshops which she teaches in different communities and fields.

about the workshops:

Life Drawing for every body 

Unleash your inner artist and/or exhibitionist in this life drawing workshop. Perfectionism is a highly praised good these days, well… fuck that! Let´s be imperfect together and give it a go anyway. This workshop combines body-positivity, selflove and creativity. We will enjoy the intimacy and vulnerability of drawing (and being drawn if we choose to pose) and celebrate each other in all our naked and creative glory. All bodies, artistic capabilities and confidence levels welcome! No experience needed, just curiosity! 

Coming home to the body

Before getting sexy and sensual with another body (or more bodies) there is a need to get in contact with our own body. A body that has been socialized to hate certain parts about it. A body that is constantly judged by everything it isn´t or can´t do instead of how capable and glorious it is. A body that might have learned to always say yes in fear of being rejected or in order to please others. A body that instead of enjoying all the fun that (sexual) interactions can bring, focuses on how it is perceived. In this workshop, we will try to strip away the need to be seen a certain way and start seeing each other through the curious eyes we used to see the world with as children. Together we´ll explore our perfect imperfections and get comfortable being naked around each other while focusing on the relationship we have with our own body.

All bodies welcome! Bring a robe/kimono/dressing gown/hammam towel to put on when feeling cold.

TALK

Luan

No pronouns

Intersex 101

#Workshop

Luan

about the workshop:

Basic information on intersex issues Who are we? What do we want? And how important is allyship?

Luan is an intersex activist from Austria and Germany. Luan is the initator and co curator of the exhibition Mercury Rising and the co editor of the book Inter* Pride.

SMELL

Alice Moe aka Eric big Clit

Performance: Drag King is a Fluid Workshop: Find your inner Drag Character

#Workshop #Performance

alicemoe.art

Alice

Alice Moe aka Eric big Clit is a political activist, queer community lover, sexpositive Drag King & genderfluid Mushroom in the body of a somehow human being. They came here to have a closer look at this binary society. Turns out they don’t understand, nor like it. So they try to spread their Myzels and stardusty powder of transformation for a contact high of collective uniqueness. Plus, they just like Ahoi Brause.

 

 

TASTE

Diego tigrotto

He/she

 Sex Positive Tarot readings

#Workshop

Sex Positive Tarot readings


Diego Tigrotto (he/she) is the co-founder of the Cultural Association La Tana Libera Tutt*, dedicated to spreading sex-positive values in Rome, through experiential meetings that are based on learnings from Tantra, BDSM, Polyamory, Trans Queer Feminism and Post-Porn paths. He has adopted from the Burning Man Festival the principle of radical expression and wears animal onesies daily. Tigrotto has recently finished a course at the Institute of Clinical Sexology to become a Sex Educator and is traveling to various festivals presenting the Sex Positive Tarot deck.

 

 

about the workshop:

Diego Tigrotto is an artivist in Rome and with the help of the tarologist Libera, they created a tarot deck that sheds light on the magic of sexual expression. It contains 80 original works by 35 international artists: 22 Major Arcana, transpositions of the Marseilles tarot, 56 Minor Arcana based on four suits (No Judgment, Consent, Awareness and Pleasure) and two extra cards. The illustrations keep the traditional symbols so the deck can be used for tarot readings. The reading sessions can be individual or for partners and last 5-10 min. To begin, the consultant asks a question about relationships, sex life, emotional or physical issues. Then the cards are shuffled and 3 cards from the deck are chosen. The first represents the current state on the matter, the second the block that could be present and the third a suggestion to unlock the situation. The Sex Positive Tarot do not predict the future. The cards laying on the table can be used as a projection of the experiences of the consultant and bring out aspects that were not clear before, seeing things from another point of view. Using intuition and empathic listening, the reader doesn’t have a directive attitude, to allow the creation of a new awareness together.

SMELL

Patricia 

she / her

Yin & Yang Sunset Yoga

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Yin & Yang Sunset Yoga

@patriciamacamo (she/her)
 
Patricia’s journey with yoga started a few years ago due to health issues. Back then it was always sporadic. Everything really started in 2021 with two yoga teacher trainings (Shakti YTT 200H and She Yin YTT 100H). Due to her worries about femininity, self-love and sexuality, she found exactly what she was looking for in these trainings and what she wanted to give to the world, among other things. She is currently in the middle of training as a Sexological Bodyworker (ISB) and Yoni Steaming Practitioner (Vaginal Steaming Austria). Her desire is to see all human beings and our planet earth in their highest nature and at peace.
 

about the workshop:

Yin & Yang Sunset Yoga Let’s end this beautiful day with some yoga. We start with slow and deep breaths and touch to come into our bodies. After we have practice some movements to warm up our bodies, we do some yin asanas. After this we go into a slow vinyasa flow. At the end we relax in a long and deep shavasana.   Bring your own mat, something to drink and if you need, a cushion to sit on.

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Levi Mühlbacher 

they/them

fluid pleasure bodies 

A queer somatic and movement exploration

#Workshop

Levi 

fluid pleasure bodies 

Levi is a queer, trans_non-binary being, a mindful mover, a holistic dance- and movement pedagogue, a queer-ecological activist, a creative connector, a holistic-trans_disciplinary bodymind-thinker, an empathetic holder of spaces and processes, and a collectivist dreamer, currently based in Vienna, Austria. Their passion is to create and hold spaces, in which transformations towards more sustainable cultures of self, body, community, relationality, care, activism,work, and interconnectedness with the more-than-human world can occur.

 

about the workshop:

Bodies, emotions, perspectives, identities are fluid. together we will sense, move, play with ideas of liquidity. through somatics, solo-, group- and contact improvisation, and conscious touch we’ll take a deep-dive into the fascinating world of fascia_the in-between_wells of pleasure in and through our bodies. every_body is welcome. no previous dance experience required.

WORKSHOP & TALK

Rhonda d’vine 

SHE / HER

being trans in sexpositive spaces

Rhonda

being trans in sexpositive spaces

Rhonda is a non-binary woman. She’s tightly rooted in queer intersectional activism on multiple levels. Several queer organizations were co-created with her involvement while she’s also active in others. This enables her a wide network of contacts to reach out to and connect. She creates educational content on several platforms and gives talks and interviews. Poetry Slam is another one of her outlets.

 

 

about the workshop:

We live in a world that puts people into boxes, mostly through looking at them. Often this might be a fitting box, sometimes not. Clothes can support to put people into boxes they feel comfortable in – but what if those hints aren’t available? Let’s explore together how trans folks can exist in a sexpositive environment, and what that has to do with social norms and expectations of bodies.  

 

WORKSHOP & TALK

Anastasia Ax Lopez (she/they)

 

“More Love“: Practice Queer Ethical Non-Monogamy & Toolbox for Emotional Release and Reconnection

#Workshop

Anastasia Ax 

Anastasia Ax Lopez

(she/they) is a radio, TV & digital journalist and author. Their passion for new perspectives and stories has led to journalistic research of topics within diversity, human rights and social justice, which she combined with bodywork in her training as a yoga teacher. Both professionally and privately, they explore new ways of living, queer identity, polyamory, trauma sensitivity and transparent communication. She loves to travel, live in communities and read books about personal development. 

 

about the workshop:

“More Love“: Practice Queer Ethical Non-Monogamy Polyamory has changed our (love) lives. Together we want to go beyond conventional boxes: stimulate discussions, share insights and mistakes we have already made and can spare you, practice radical honesty, reflect (hetero)normative ideas, inspire each other to free ourselves from fear-based dependency and really see each other.  Whether it is romantic connection or interpersonal relationships: With the concept of multiple love and open relating, we can create a field of love that is larger and more interwoven with community.  How do we deal with other (potential) partners of the person(s) we love? And what helps when jealousy arises? We bring the most important lessons from years of polyamory, show how we put them into practice every day, handle jealousy and even let compersion arise. It is not about getting rid of  jealousy, but learning to let compersion coexist.  Strengthen your curiosity for ethical non-monogamy! You are welcome alone, as a couple, polycule or in whatever constellations you are. You can be new to this topic or already live/love polyamory. 

 

Please bring to the workshop (if you have): water bottle, something to write, pillow & blanket – for body-based exercises – not sleeping 😉

WORKSHOP & TALK

Alexandra Schopf (she/her)

“More Love“: Practice Queer Ethical Non-Monogamy & Toolbox for Emotional Release and Reconnection

Alexandra

Alexandra Schopf (she/her) is artist, art & culture manager and paramedic studying medicine.

She finds creativity in life, nature, in further education between art and medicine and interpersonal relationships. Radical honesty, dealing with jealousy and conflict communication and resolution are her heartfelt topics. She prefers to be and work outside all day in the sunshine, exploring the world and still rejoices like a little child every time she sees the ocean.

 

about the workshop:

Toolbox for Emotional Release and Reconnection How can we learn emotional fluidity and recognize pain and vulnerability? Come and share about your experiences and learn body-based exercises that changed our emotional reactions. We show you how we move our body in ways to release patterns, practice radical and soft honesty, resolve conflicts with our „painbody“, and use meditation and reflection exercises to go deeper into our inner world. We will show you how even difficult topics in (open/poly) relationships can be mastered with the help of a toolbox: a handful of practical, body-based exercises. Implement new tools into your daily life! We designed the workshop that we always searched for: packed with insights and real hands-on-exercises. 

Please bring to the workshop (if you have): water bottle, something to write, pillow & blanket – for emotional release – not sleeping 😉

YOGA

Seba kayan

Electroyoga 

#yoga

Seba

In every unique ELEKTROYOGA session, a dynamic Vinyasa Flow Yoga awaits you with powerful asanas combined with effective breathing techniques. The flow is paired with a live DJ Set, which is adapted to the heart beat (BPM) and the asanas.

ELEKTROYOGA was founded by Seba Kayan. With this Project she is uniting two things that are meant be united: Yoga and Electronic Music. Seba has been DJing and practicing Yoga for several years and started to practice yoga to her own playlist at home. The repetitive patterns and ambient soundscapes of electronic music made her yoga practice more stimulating, aiding concentration without distracting. In every Yoga Session she pairs with a different Yoga Instructor. For this unique session she is flowing with Nancy Krüger/Happydotsyoga

Nancy is an internationally known yoga teacher, she has been practicing different Yoga styles for several years, and has participated in numerous workshops and festivals.  In this special yoga session, accompanied with a unique DJ Set, you will find your personal body expression within different yoga postures that are suitable for all levels. There will be a lot of space to feel inward, to perceive yourself more intensely and to strengthen your body awareness. You will receive insights into the concept of the Shakti and Shiva energies from Tantra Yoga and learn to bring together both energies for a feeling of balance and deep relaxation. 

 

WORKSHOP & TALK

JASMIN HAGENDORFER

she / her

 

JASMIN HAGENDORFER 

jasmin hagendorfer is a vienna-based artist, creative mind, writer and curator. She has already initiated and managed very comprehensive projects in the art and culture scene. her main artistic interest is installation, sculpture and performance, and her work has been exhibited in many countries. as an artist she is concerned with sociopolitical discourses and questions about gender identity with an emphasis on post-porn-politics. she is the co-founder of art unanchored, an art festival that took place on a ship moving between vienna and bratislava and creative head of the porn film festival vienna. she holds numerous workshops and lectures on the topic of feminist pornography and queer art. her work as part of transition is focusing on the overall creative concept of the festival, the creation of artistic highlights and maintaining an artistic balance in the festival programming.

 

 

About the screening:

Continuing our cinematic voyage of discovery and through queer realities, the collection of transition queer shorts promises a damn good variety of queer highlights! the films put queer bodies in the spotlight and are breaking new ground in film production. purposefully proclaiming lgbtqia+ pride, these films are an expression of body positivity and a demand for visibility for people and sexualities that are hardly represented in mainstream culture.

 

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YAVUZ KURTULMUS

he/him

 

#Workshop

YAVUZ KURTULMUS 

 yavuz kurtulmus is founder of migay, the first austrian platform for lqbtiqa+ migrants, an organization that puts an emphasis on visibility and representation of queer minorities and poc. for more than 15 years he has been working as a political activist. in 2012, he founded transition international queer & minorities film festival, austria‘s only queer film festival happening with a focus on gender diversity and queer migrants. he promoted cooperative events with the teddy award of the berlinale, the oslo/fusion festival and the wien museum. yavuz kurtulmus is an experienced festival manager, he organized a lot of international film events and screenings. furthermore, he gives lectures and workshops on queer muslim activism. as founder and director of transition, he always wants to highlight the effects of queerness, gender and diversity on our society. 

 

About the screening:

Continuing our cinematic voyage of discovery and through queer realities, the collection of transition queer shorts promises a damn good variety of queer highlights! the films put queer bodies in the spotlight and are breaking new ground in film production. purposefully proclaiming lgbtqia+ pride, these films are an expression of body positivity and a demand for visibility for people and sexualities that are hardly represented in mainstream culture.

she / they

Sara Ablinger

Wild sensual embodiment

workshop

Sara Ablinger is a Vienna based bodyworker and workshop facilitator specialised in body positivity, radical self-care & self-love, consent culture, intimacy and conscious sexuality. Bringing Big Body Love to Austria and Europe, she creates spaces of empowerment, authenticity, connection, pleasure and healing, focussing on the empowerment and participation of marginalised bodies such as queer, fat, disabled bodies.

wild sensual embodiment you are body. you are earth. you are water. you are blood. you are breath. you are soul. this workshop aims to ground and connect you to yourself, the senses, the body as well as all those around you. feel your aliveness through breath and movement. become present. sharpen your senses through body awareness and mindful self touch. paint your embodiment onto your skin with body paint. take up all the space you deserve. show yourself in all your colors. let yourself be witnessed with the body you come in. let’s meet each other as the creative, wild and sensual beings we are. in your unique body. with your individual expression and speed. fully present, fully alive connection to others is true intimacy. welcome body, welcome you! workshop will include: breathing and mindfulness exercises, movement / expression / dance with or without music, body painting, witnessing / looking at each other sequence, solo / pair / group exercises, you can wear as much or little as you like (body painting is excluding the genitals due to sanitary reasons) – I suggest an extra pair of underwear if it gets paint on it

he / him

Dorian Bonelli

Playfight + Objectification + Transformative Writing

workshop & a participatory art installation

TRANSFORMATIVE WRITING
Writing doesn ́t start with clever thoughts or thoughts at all. It starts
with a body; a body that is curious about it ́s surrounding.
Writing doesn ́t start with words; it starts by listening.

So this workshop is designed as an exchange of life-stories but not sto-
ries to be told from beginning to end but from now to now and person to person.

We will use abstract calligraphy and asemic writing as tools of em-
bodied writing, searching for authentic expressions.

We exchange textwords and attention.


Here we search for the potential to transform each other. by being fully
present with all we are.
The basic topic of this detournament is that which we have lost, missed,
given up in the current crisis and also that which we want to erase
and get rid of dump, ditch and repell to make new space for new ideas,
thought and action.
We might end up in a collective writing – overwriting, copywriting and
transcribing.

he/ him

Simon Mayer

being moved

workshop & performance

Simon Mayer

Simon Mayer, performer/dancer, choreographer and musician,

born in 1984 in Austria, studied at the Vienna State Opera Ballet

School and the Performing Arts, Research and Training Studios

(P.A.R.T.S) in Brussels and was member of the Vienna State Opera

Ballet. In 2009, he founded the band ”Rising halfmoon“ as singer,

guitarist and songwriter. As dancer/choreographer and musician

he was involved in productions of Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker/

ROSAS (“The Song“), Wim Vandekeybus (“Frisking“) and Zita

Swoon. His choreographic repertoire includes solos, duets and

group pieces that have been performed internationally (o feather

of lead; dancing with the soundhobbyist/Zita Swoon; Monkeymind

and others).

 

pronouns

www.mario-sinnhofer.xyz/

mario~touched

meditation

stretching exercises for your consciousness

(open eye meditation / 35min / no previous knowledge necessary)

We practice a combination of Integral Meditation and Awakening Interbeing: an unusual, wide-angle-like attentiveness that on the one hand focuses us, and at the same time leads us into the entire fullness and complexity of all sensory perceptions, thoughts and feelings. Paradoxically, relaxation sets in! This method of mindfulness trains the ability to consciously perceive on several levels at the same time, and to observe oneself during this perception. With a little practice, it leads to a clear and alert openness that can be applied in any everyday situation.

Dehnungsübungen für das Bewusstsein

(Meditation mit geöffneten Augen / 35min / keine Vorkenntnisse notwendig)

Wir üben eine eine Kombination aus Integraler Meditation und Awakening Interbeing: Eine ungewohnte, weitwinkel-artige Aufmerksamkeitseinstellung, die uns einerseits fokussiert, und gleichzeitig in die gesamte Fülle und Komplexität aller Sinneswahrnehmungen, Gedanken und Gefühle führt. Paradoxerweise stellt sich dabei Entspannung ein! Diese Achtsamkeitsmethode trainiert die Fähigkeit auf mehreren Ebenen gleichzeitig bewusst wahrzunehmen, und sich selbst bei dieser Wahrnehmung zu beobachten. Mit etwas Übung führt das zu einer klaren und wachen Offenheit, die in jeder Alltagssituation anwendbar ist.

they / them

kuem

DELICIOUS DELIGHTs

workshop

Kuem likes gardening in the vast landscape of humankind. Exploring, watching, grooving with beings of all expressions, always curious about nourishing factors, roots, growth, symbiosis and grafting experiences… What makes your buds sprout, your foliage unfold and your fruit ripe and juicy? Let`s discover together!

DELICIOUS DELIGHTs​

Experience yourself sensually, taste yourself
and other consistencies. How does it feel
your oral experience, how does your
your body reacts to it. What
makes you satisfied, what fulfills you?
We will approach these questions on a
somatic level and give space to the
and give space to the experience. Exploring,
experiencing, curious
into an experiential space and give the sense of
TASTE a special perspective
perspective as an important
sense of the daily sensory
experience and being. We will
savor it down to the deepest pores
of your aliveness.
This workshop supports your
ability to become more present with your body
with your body, to explore new dimensions of your being and to bring both the conscious system
system as well as parts of the central nervous system into a more awake presence – with greater
flexibility and regulatory capacity. You will be guided by us with mindfulness, love and lots of
space for self-determination and self-care through this small experimental journey.
journey. Trust what your body has to offer you and come with us into this experiential space.
space of experience. We look forward to seeing you!

they / them

mäks rößmöller

Sensing Fat tissue

workshop

Mäks is a psychologist, systemic therapist, artist and somatic practitioner (Somatic Academy Berlin), centering their work around radical health and fat tissue on a collective and cellular level. Asking themself how to transform the traces of discrimination in the body to build resilient communities, the endgame is the anticapitalist revolution_transformation!

Since 8 years they research and facilitate new relationsships with fat tissue in workshops like “Meeting Fat Tissue”, One-to-One Settings and their art.

Their positioning is relevant because powerstructures don’t end at the door of somatics: They are queer, fat, middleclass, nonbinary transgender, white. And excited to meet you.

he / him

lovemore

lets dance

musical performance

Oluchukwu Akusinanwa (aka Lovemore) from Nigeria is a Singer/Song writer and performance Artist.

Co-founder and Vice chairperson QueerBase Austria (Emeritus), active member TGEU, Board member Afro rainbow Austria. He has been living in Vienna Austria since 2014 with different Artist work experience and integration.

Oluchukwu always been passionate about Art and humanity since his childhood, he loves and enjoy finding ways of putting creativity into and in the form of performance, above all he loves the way art unites people!

Oluchukwu was part of the Project; goddesses in diaspora Wienwoche 2019, How long are you planning to stay with complicit theatre a project performance for Wienwoche 2020 and also project group Silencing Gaze for the Wienwoche 2020. And also in a aSolidarity Matters price winning Art project with QUESTION ME AND ANSWER 2022, has collaborated with Sodom Vienna among others. Oluchukwu is so Looking forward to this event!

she / her

Katja von der Forst

Get what you want + Explore your Senses

workshop & a participatory art installation
Get what you want – A Consensual Sensual Play

In this workshop we create a playful sensual explorational frame inspired by the Five Senses and the Wheel of Consent. With a self-chosen partner you will practice how to communicate and negotiate your wants and how to navigate your own pleasure. You will experience how fulfilling it is when your desires are fully matched. Get inspired by the 5 senses – play with them, try them out, ask for something new. Ohh wow!

Explore your Senses – Meditate with fruits

In this workshop we will dive into the manifold ways of sensual objectual exploration. In a witnessed partner frame you explore your free chosen object, dance with your senses, choose and change, taste, and enjoy. Dive into your whole body sensuality and enjoy yourself!

About Katja:

As a Somatic Sex Educator, Intimacy Coach and Tantric Spirit , Katjas aim is to inspire peoples „erotic“ souls, bodies & minds in a natural, sensual, authentic and playful way. She offers shared group spaces to make people experience or witness intimacy in a save, respectful, non-judgemental, consensual, empowering, pure and open hearted way. Each event is meant as a unique and collective celebration of diversity in body shapes, colors, genital constitutions, preferences and bodily/emotional expressions.

she / her

website

Alma Linda

Dj Set + sensual sound journey

music

Liberation through sensuality. That is what DJ and producer Alma Linda wants to create. Lean in, trust and let go.

they / she / he

ariana

Consent workshop + The power of mark making

workshop + art

Ariana/Genkisoda is the co-director of the Consent Academy.

They identify as a Them Fatale/Femme Boi/weird little forest fae-demon. They are also an ordained Buddhist monk, an activist, a professional artist, gamer, violinist, an armchair philosopher, and all around huge nerd.

They are passionate about consent as a tool for greater satisfaction, pleasure, intimacy, and harm-reduction. They are also passionate about art, dance, and consent as tools of healing and self-love.

she / her + he / him

lian  /  marek

Lian and Marek

Playfight + Sensual Yoga

workshop + offering

Lian lives and works in Vienna as a physiotherapist, yoga teacher, and activist mostly around the topics of Body/Sex Positivity, Consent and FLINTA* Empowerment through means of dance and theatre. She accompanies people in different phases of life and supports them to reach their (physical) goals, increase their quality of life, and feel comfortable, strong, and pleasurable in their bodies.

Marek works as a rhythmician/music and movement educator in a therapeutic setting and as a consultant in the fields of environmental education, social counseling, and violence prevention. His MA thesis “Awareness through Discomfort” was published as a book by the Department of Peace Studies and Conflict Transformation at the University of Innsbruck. He also performs as a singer/songwriter, actor, puppeteer and dancer, and facilitates workshops in the areas of Consent, Sex and Body Positivity.

Nino Mar Seliz

DELICIOUS DELIGHTs

workshop

Nino is a white trans male, queer living and loving, and is not disabled. In addition, Nino is a somatic systemic counselor, somatic facilitator and teacher of Embodiment and a parent to a child. Nino works in his his own embodiment studio in Berlin with individuals and couples and offers 1:1 sessions and workshops around the themes of Themes of sexuality, relationships, identity and the body. He is one of the co-founders of ISB Berlin, which provides spaces for collective engagement around the topic of sexuality through the method Sexological Bodywork and supports people in their self-determination, their empowerment and encourages discovery, which is very close to Nino’s heart.

DELICIOUS DELIGHTs​

Experience yourself sensually, taste yourself and other consistencies. How does
your oral experience feel, how does your body react to it? What makes you satisfied, what fulfills you?

We will approach these questions on a somatic level and give space to the experience. Exploring, experiencing, delving into an experiential space and give the sense of TASTE a special perspective as an important sense of the daily sensory experience and being. We will savor it down to the deepest pores of your living form. This workshop supports your ability to become more present with your body with your body, to explore new dimensions of your being. We will bring both the conscious system as well as parts of the central nervous system into a more awake presence – with greater flexibility and regulatory capacity. You will be guided by us with mindfulness, love and lots of space for self-determination and self-care through this small experimental journey. journey. Trust what your body has to offer you and come with us into this experiential space of experience. We are looking forward to meeting you!

he / him

Simon Magnus

PlayFull Intimacy

workshop

Simon Magnus is a movement practitioner who specialises in encouraging individuals to connect more deeply with their bodies and their own emotional realities.

He has been connected with tantra and other conscious sexuality practices for a number of years alongside a training in somatic trauma work and improvisational theatre.

He has worked creating transformational arts events in the UK and across Europe for the past 15 years. He has worked around the world helping people connect intimately with themselves and others. My participants are diverse; from children to those living with acute mental health issues, clowns to office workers in full suits and ties. For him it is super important to create brave spaces where risks can be taken by participants within their own boundaries and choice.

he / him

website

shady greis

Free movement and somatic communication

workshop

This movement workshop will combine several elements – self exploration and expression through movement / facial expressions and using voice and communication / connecting to others through different ways using techniques of contact improvisation and partnering.

Shady is a contemporary dancer started in 2014 and is into interactive shows , improvisation and collaboration between artists of different disciplines of performing and visual arts.

Trained in different workshops of local and international instructors in egypt and outside egypt. As silsilah program for contemporary dance training in Alexandria by center rezodanse egypte Editions 2,3,4. Shady attended one week of the summer intensive of HJS 2018 by a partial scholarship from dancing on the edge organization, also attended the summer intensive of deltebre dansa 2018. 

Shady was awarded the danceweb scholarship 2019 and received a grant to be able to participate by mophradate org.

Shady was also chosen within other 15 dancers from the mena region for the online special edition of dancing on the edge 2020 online format.

Shady is also the creator of Amwaj initiative in Alexandria in August 2020 and is now a full time student at Salzburg academy for experimental dance.

she / they

true feeling

Bondage trough*feeling

workshop

Julia is an artist (Trans Arts, Critical Studies), cultural mediator and currently in training under supervision to become a mediator, relationship and sexual counselor (ÖAGG, ÖGS). She is passionate about the diversity of possibilities for intimate encounters and the experience of closeness, which she continues to explore in a vibrant research practice.

Joanna is a media artist, performer, dancer. She graduated from the University of Applied Arts (Transmedia Arts), Sexological Basics at ÖGS, learned the Art of Clowning and has an extensive research and practice in Conscious Sexuality/ Concious Sexuality.

Since 2019 we have been working together as an interdisciplinary collective true feeling. Together we explore the emancipatory potential of interpersonal contact. Can the experience of physical, as well as emotional closeness, intimacy, touchability and consensus be experienced as a rebellion against the patriarchy that is maintained by the repression of named issues on the one hand and their commercial exploitation and corruption on the other? We are enthusiastic about the development of mental and real shelters through the work with feelings. In doing so, we always act as artists and culturally creative women*. The central theme is feeling one’s own limits and positions. Emancipatory touch happens on this border with a living: YES, absolutely!

she / her

website

lisa de la punz

PlayFull Intimacy

workshop

Lisa de la Punz studied costume design and used to work in film and media before discovering her love for self-awareness, personal growth and smashing the patriarchy.

She is a passionate dancer and one of the founders of the Vienna Blues Dance Scene where she is also involved in creating safer spaces for the community and their events.

She truly believes that all bodies are beautiful, and that consent and boundaries make the world a better place. She likes to incorporate both in her workshops which she teaches in different communities and fields.

they/ them

melanie bonajoe

& skinship

workshop & performance

Melanie Bonajo (they/them) is a queer, non-binary, Dutch artist, filmmaker, feminist, sexological bodyworker, somatic sex coach and educator, cuddle workshop facilitator and animal rights activist. Through their videos, performances, photographs and installations, Mel examines current conundrums of co-existence in a crippling capitalistic systems, and address themes of eroding intimacy and isolation in an increasingly sterile, technological world.[1]

They research how technological advances and commodity based pleasures increase feelings of alienation, removing a sense of belonging in an individual, and their works present anti-capitalist methods to reconnect, explore sexualities, intimacies and feelings. Their experimental documentaries often explore communities living or working on the margins of society, either through illegal means or cultural exclusion, and the paradoxes inherent to ideas of comfort with a strong sense for community, equality, and body-politics. Their work has been exhibited and screened internationally, from the Tate Modern, MoMA PS1, to De Appel Arts Centre and Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam to Manifesta 12, the Gwanjou Biennale, the Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, the Kunsthalle Basel, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), the Berlinale, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and Treefort Film Fest.[2]

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