Supporting the artist beyond their art is a key principle of the WOYM and the belief that continuous conversation is fundamental to our development. WOYM is a symposium event series covering issues from Mental Health, Sex Positivity, Identity and communication within the wider content of the creative. The events start with a panel discussion where all present are considered participants, followed by a casual lunch, talks and workshops. Nurturing creativity goes hand in hand with opening up difficult conversations and providing a safe space for discussions that may have been considered off limits. We are starting these conversations by creating a platform for artists to exchange their knowledge and skills and to reflect on their practise. By working within our pre-existing community together with The Palace Collective, we hope to further discussions by learning from each other and working together to mobilise further conversations outside of the event space.
Upcoming Events - What’s On Your Mind: Sex
March 9th 2019, Somos, Berlin
Berlin, the city of sexual and artistic freedom. Where people come to finally do whatever the f*** they want. Where sweaty dark leather dungeons have become the gateway to a true Berlin life certificate. What about other practices of sex? The insecure, the ephemeral, the loving, the practical, camwork, the not being into sex at all?
How important is sex to creative practice? drive or doom? Can we apply our sexual needs/knowledge onto other things? Are we too occupied with our career to think enough about sex? How will sexual encounters with machines come in?
We are asking; how does sex play a role in your life, and what does that give you? The greater context of sexuality is that we are not only artists and creators, but above all-- humans. Humans with a multi-faceted existence, ready to discuss the nuances of every corner of the human experience. This event is a sex conversation from all angles, a tapping into margins, a practice for life.
Thumbnail photograph by Sophie le Roux