We spent 3 days living in community, sharing amazing food in a super-cozy countryside location. We share contemporary rituals, consent practices and we created together sex-positive exploration party.
DOCUMENTATION: DESCRIPTION OF THE ACTIVITY
𝕊𝕖𝕟𝕤𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕎𝕚𝕟𝕥𝕖𝕣 𝐴 𝑐𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑒𝑚𝑏𝑜𝑑𝑖𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑦𝑓𝑢𝑙𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠 Dates:10th.to 12th. of January by Ayo Gry & Ale Karasik 𝐎𝐮𝐫 𝐢𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧... We would like to invite you to a community and mindful winter's call, a space to enable a deep(er) connection with others and feel yourself. An invitation to leave the city for a weekend to reconnect with playfulness in rural wilderness. In this human laboratory we will explore being present in a broad spectrum of our sensations and emotions, preparing the ground to be curious and cultivating awareness. We will sense the winter in a sex positivie space for us to embody also our sensuality. We are inviting you to embrace intuition, curiosity and awareness. We are going to explore connections with focus on body language and verbal/non verbal communication. 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐠𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐧... Friday we will get together, eat food and get to know each other. Saturday morning we will engage with nature if the weather invites us out and play consent games. In the afternoon, we will do a longer session of a game called Ritual Play inspired by Marina Kronquist. The evening is still open. We might come up with a group activity. We might want to make an open playspace and continue with elements from the Ritual Play. Sunday we are going to have a great brunch with people from Makvärket and the local community. This is included in the price (50kr pr. person). We will end the gathering with a ritual of Fake Healing inspired by Keith Hennessy. There will be time and space for sharing and caring, taking breaks, eating nice food and drink warm drinks, doing the days. 𝐒𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡... Encounters, pleasure, listening, observing, enabling, intimacy, body and emotional awareness, contact, desire, wildness, softness, vulnerability, exposure, modesty, trust, individual and group dynamics. We are inviting you to play with unlearning, improvising in the unknown, questioning taboos, challenging the delegitimizing culture of the body, relativizing emotions related with "success-failure" and "wrong-right". Also to allow yourself not to accomplish others expectations in giving or receiving, not needing to be good, beautiful, funny, intelligent or charismatic, to embrace what is alive, present and real, giving space to sensations, stillness, clumsiness, curiosity, fantasy, search and process. The conditions of these explorations would be to create a safer verbal and non-verbal frame that can support everyone's needs and boundaries. 𝑾𝒉𝒐 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝑨𝒚𝒐 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑨𝒍𝒆? We are both living in Berlin, certified Sexological Bodyworkers and have been studying together since April 2019. Our intention is to bring theory and exercises from Sexological Bodywork into a weekend of Sensing the Winter at Makvärket. This means that we are inviting sensuality and sexuality to be present, but not necessarily the main topic or the most important experiences of the weekend. We want to guide the exercises without aiming for a goal, which is one of the cornerstones of Sexological Bodywork. 𝐖𝐡𝐨 𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫? The weekend is oriented to a mixed group, of all genders and sexual orientations; for adults (18+); alone, in pairs or in any type of relationship (who may choose to stay together or not in the exercises). The exercises are meant to embrace all levels of experiences with bodywork. No previous experience is required. No activity is mandatory and each person decides how far to go with the proposal. We seek to create a safe(r) space, with awareness of diversity in gender, skin color, bodies, ages, sexualities and abilities. Ale and Ayo are both white, queer and feminists and we have shared the invitation within our circles. Please invite every-body who will be interested in joining Sensing the Winter weekend. 𝑴𝒂𝒌𝒗𝒂̈𝒓𝒌𝒆𝒕 - 𝒂𝒏 𝒐𝒍𝒅 𝒇𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒚 𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒕𝒓𝒚𝒔𝒊𝒅𝒆 Sensing the Winter will take place at Makvärket. It is a cultural and environmental collective in progress: a growing, self-organised, voluntary community of people working practically and theoretically for the increasingly necessary cultural, social, environmental and economic transformation of society. Since 2008, the Makvärket association has been engaged in developing 2,000m2 of the former Knabstrup Teglværk, an old ceramics factory in Knabstrup, 70km west of Copenhagen, into a centre for culture and ecology. So far, parts of the factory has been rebuilt as a multi/circus hall, a big common kitchen, an eating area and metal workshops. We are mainly going to spent time in the Multihall and the café. The places are nicely heated by big massovens that we together will take care of doing the weekend. All other spaces are NOT heated, including the sleeping rooms. Therefore it is important to bring warm clothes and good sleeping equipment. There is also available a big amount of extra blankets at the factory.