EMBODYING ENLIVENMENT – Queer, SM and Eco-Sexual Perspectives
Symposium curated by Sacha Kagan – in the framework of the Xplore Berlin Festival
July 22-24 2016, alte Börse Marzahn, Berlin, Germany
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.
By sharing insights and reflections at the Xplore symposium alongside the Xplore Festival, we invite you to enter in a fruitful reflective dialogue with creative embodied practice, such as the artistic and practice-based insights from the workshops and performances at Xplore 2016.
Each speaker (but the final one) will be giving her or his lecture/intervention twice, over the duration of the symposium.
The symposium will also include a panel discussion among speakers and with the audience, moderated by the symposium curator, on Saturday at 20:00/8 p.m. in the Boersensaal.
Please note the language (English or German) in which each session is conducted.
|Andreas Weber||Caffyn Jesse||Cate Sandilands||Elizabeth Wagner|
|Poetics of the Flesh||Queer Embodiment||Queering Communities:
Becoming (With) Plants
|Fri 11:00h – German||Fri 16:00h – English||Fri 20:00h – English||Sat 13:00h –
|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|
Curator of the Symposium
Moderator – Panel Dicussion
Sat 20:00 h – 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