‘I don’t know the question, but sex is definitely the answer.’ Joan Rivers

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about what turns me on, and the politics of desire: how it is performed, and how we can understand it in our current political climate. I want to know if I can own my turn-ons in an empowered way, and begin to untangle it from the narrative of heteronormative desire that patriarchal culture weaves for us.

This is a workshop for those who want to get to know more about their own desire, in a safe space. I’m inviting you on a journey of sexual exploration with me: no-hold-barred questioning, sharing, and discussing of all things S-E-X. The workshop will be approached the way I approach my own work in a gentle, inquisitive format, with a mixture of exercises to include: meditative exercises, writing, reading, and a lot of discussion. The final workshop action mirrors the end of OH YES OH NO and allows participants a moment of joyous, movement-based catharsis.

PARTICIPANTS

This workshop is open to female-identifying persons who are over the age of 18, and is for artists and non artists. You must be available for the duration of the workshop to sign up.


Workshop by Louise Orwin.

Louise is an award-winning writer, researcher and performance maker. She makes research-driven theatre projects about subjects that are close to home, hard to get your head around, and need to be spoken about. She makes work about what it means to identify as female today, in a fast-moving, media-saturated world that prizes patriarchal, heteronormative narratives. Louise likes to make work that is provocative and brash, intimate, awkward at times, and generally filled with a heady dose of pop culture

Her work has received great critical acclaim. Pretty Ugly, which delved into how teenage girls interact with the internet today, caused a bit of a media stir in 2014 as it went viral, and was featured national and international press all over the world: on the radio (Woman’s Hour, BBCR4), TV (Fusion News, ABC, US), and broadsheet press (Vogue, The Telegraph, The Independent, El Pais etc). A Girl and A Gun, which explored women and violence on film, has been featured in The Guardian, Vice Magazine, and on the BBC Radio. She has toured work throughout the UK and Europe.