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Blue Artichoke Films presents:

Adventures in Intimacy

What happens when porn performers, scientists and sex educators share a stage? A sex-positive, thoughtful exploration of erotic culture and art.
This event is in English
Friday 28 Feb, 20.00
vr 28 feb, 20.00
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Blue Artichoke Films celebrates sex as a beautiful, strange, messy, fascinating, fun and thrilling force of nature. Join us for a daring conversation addressing sexuality as a cultural and artistic phenomenon. Featuring international stars across the fields of pornography, sex education, sexological science, and academia, we explore a nuanced, contemporary approach to sex which values diversity, consent, pleasure, and an organic cross-pollination between private life and erotic art. Parental advisory: this programmme contains explicit content.

Erotic filmmaker Jennifer Lyon Bell of Blue Artichoke Films brings together artists and experts from around the world in this fresh approach to sexuality, illustrated with their personal stories and plenty of sexy film clips. Her experience in screening erotic films and teaching workshops about porn has revealed that many people are eager for more open conversations on the subject of sexuality. She believes that representing sexuality in a film can bring inspiration and pleasure to people of all genders and sexual orientations. Adventurers in Intimacy celebrates erotic media that entertains, educates and empowers and that highlights films made by women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ filmmakers, and other folks whose sexuality traditionally has been much less visible in both porn and mainstream media.

With contributions by:

  • Stoya (USA) is an internationally renowned porn performer, model, writer, and artist who gives a voice to porn performers and sex workers. She is the author of Philosophy, Pussycats & Porn, and co-founded her platform ZeroSpaces as an online erotic magazine integrating her writing with erotic photographs and movies.
  • Ellen Laan (NL) is a clinical sexologist and psychologist who is one of the world’s leading experts on female pleasure. Lately her activism brings her to the Dutch music festival Lowlands, where she educates young people about sexuality. She is the co-author of two books, “Sex!” and “Body Book for Power Girls.”
  • Bishop Black (UK, DE), performance artist, porn performer, and educator, confronts the stereotypes that operate within pornography and explores his own identity as a queer black man. He stars in the new Berlin-based adult sex education collective, Sex School, which aims to show the spectrum of sex in an explicitly relatable and informative way.
  • Jennifer Lyon Bell (NL, USA) is an award-winning erotic filmmaker, teacher, and curator. With Blue Artichoke Films, she mixes arthouse cinema with hot explicit sex to create erotic fiction films and documentaries that illuminate the riveting, intimate, and sometimes delightfully awkward side of sex.

This evening, Jennifer Lyon Bell launches her new Blue Artichoke Films erotic platform: A fun, smart place to safely stream/download her handcrafted films, read sex-positive pop-culture tidbits, and discover film screenings and erotic parties where you can meet like-minded people.

This event is in English
Friday 28 Feb, 20.00
Grote zaal
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