Barkas' City of Kinbaku Series

25jan(jan 25)19:0008feb(feb 8)22:00Barkas' City of Kinbaku SeriesLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSEvent has startedVirtual Event(January 25) 19:00 - (February 8) 22:00 FacilitatorBarkas (they/them)Categoryshibari

Time

January 25 (Wednesday) 19:00 - February 8 (Wednesday) 22:00

Location

Online

language

English

Event Details

“il n’y a pas de hors-texte” – there is no outside of text.

Barkas’ approach to Kinbaku or bondage is one that is rooted outside of rope, outside of kink, and even outside of sexuality. It looks for its ideas in architecture, museums, amusement parks, orchestra rehearsals, and public transportation.

In this workshop series exclusive to Karada house, Barkas will take the participants on a journey through Barkas’ metaphorical city of Kinbaku. We will explore the evolution and current presentation of concepts, old and new, that will enhance participants’ rope play. This workshop follows concepts rather than specific patterns, so participants should expect to come away with thoughts, inspiration, and avenues of exploration, rather than step-by-step progressions.

 

Part I: Prologue

January 25th, 2023, 7-10 pm CET (Berlin time)

Where is Barkas Kinbaku coming from and what do the various influences mean? A lesson in establishing contexts. Exercises in seeing, in listening, and reading.

 

Part II: Barkas Cit of Kinbaku

February 1st, 2023, 7-10 pm CET (Berlin time)

All the different ways in which Barkas’ Kinbaku can be approached. Exercises in doing.

 

Part III: Outlook

February 8th, 2023, 7-10 pm CET (Berlin time)

Through exercises, we will see where Barkas Kinbaku could go and establish a possible trajectory. Exercises in expectations

 

Event Details

Date & Time:  January 25th, February 1st & 8th 2023, 7 pm-10 pm CET (Berlin time)

Format: workshop (virtual)

Audience:  LGBTQIA+ & FRIENDS

Language: English

Minimum Knowledge Level: Single column tie. Basic frictions.

What to Bring:  if you want to tie along you need ropes, safety gear, space, a partner

Solo or Partnered:  both (each participant needs a ticket)

Class recording: Yes. The recording will be made available after the live class for 14 days

 

What else to know

After your successful ticket purchase, you will be sent an email with the Zoom login data for this event.

If you cannot afford this event, please check the ticket option “solidarity” for reduced ticket prices. If that is still too much or they are out of stock, feel free to send us a message via info@karada-house.de

Photo: Valentina Gaia Lops (@valentinagaialops on IG)

Facilitator

Barkas (they/them)

Barkas (they/them) is a bondage educator, performance artist, and writer. Their main focus is the development of various forms of language outside and on the border of verbal communication. With an academic background in physics, mathematics, history, and philosophy, their exploration of possibilities within and around rope bondage includes embedding the practice of tying into a larger context and the deconstruction of those contexts. Their contribution to the bondage narrative includes the development of Ranboo - a highly dynamic way of tying, “The City of Kinbaku”- a pedagogical concept for teaching Kinbaku, and the interview metaphor - as explicated in their book “Archaeology of Personalities”. Aside from bondage, their research and work include studies about identity and sexuality in a broader sense. In October they co-organized the international conference “Queer Practices/Queer Embodiment”. Barkas is based in Vancouver, Canada.

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