28th Festival 2016 Exhibition

Intimate Explorations
New perspectives on women's bodies
Opening Saturday 29 October at 7 p.m.

Beyond taboos, censorship, ideologies and scientific dogma, how much do we actually know about our own bodies, our own genitals, our own pleasure?

While last year we explored lesbian visibility in public, this year we are turning our gaze to the heart of that poorly known intimacy, following indirect paths bushwhacked by artists who are very different from each other, but are all equally irresistible.

With both humor and seriousness, their exceptional images offer surprising revelations about ourselves, born of unlikely artistic encounters involving vulvas, clitorises, dancing, ink, clay, latex and more.

For them, the most personal is political of course. It is also a place for the most crucial, free-wheeling and joyful artistic experiments.

The Round of Women # Ceramic
The Round of Women # Ceramic

Nicole Baillehache

Nicole Baillehache, sculptor, presents La ronde des femmes (The Round of Women): ten couples in search of pleasure, a veritable lesbian Kamasutra made out of clay.

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Clitoris3D real size # © conception Odile Fillod, photo Marie Docher
Clitoris3D real size
© conception Odile Fillod, photo Marie Docher

Marie Docher

Marie Docher is a photographer, video-filmmaker and activist. In her series, Traversée and Punctum, she leads viewers on an existential photographic quest through matter, time and the body: "a body that keels over with the giddiness of euphoria and carefully weighs its return to life." That tension is also at the core of her video de Tango queer and reaches its dizzying climax in the documentary about a 3D printout of a clitoris.

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Traversée # Photography
Traversée # Photography

Pussy diptych # Acrylic ink, Chinese ink, felt pen on black paper
Pussy diptych # Acrylic ink, Chinese ink, felt pen on black paper

Cassie Raptor

Cassie Raptor, illustrator and video-filmmaker, presents reflections on the diversity of female genitals, with Don't try to cunt them all, a project that brings together several series of illustrations and an animated film in which vulvas come to life.

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UVulva is a Swiss mini-collective that does body painting on vulvas with fluorescent paint and lit with UV lamps. There goal is to enhance our intimacy and to beguile the viewer into forgetting the medium on which they work.

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N.D.S.P. # Body Painting
N.D.S.P. # Body Painting

Le clitoris # Animated Documentary
Le clitoris # Animated Documentary

Lori Malépart-Traversy

Lori Malépart-Traversy est une réalisatrice québécoise de films d'animation.
Le Clitoris is an exhilarating and educational animation, that allows us to get to know our own oft-ignored anatomy and its little-known history.

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Three workshops thematically related to the exhibit:

- Textual play on the theme of the clitoris, led by Cy Jung. Sunday 30 October from noon to 2 p.m.

- Queer tango workshop, led by Céline Tiberghien. Sunday 30 October from 5 to 7 p.m.

- Tantra workshops, led by Sabine Sonnenschein. Monday 31 October from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday 1st November from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Our Partners

Centre LGBT Paris ÎdF Jeanne Magazine Mairie de Paris

Librairie Violette and Co Well Well Well

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