Beyond the Interview I: Temporality

09mar19:0022:00Beyond the Interview I: TemporalityLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSEvent OverVirtual Event19:00 - 22:00 FacilitatorBarkas & AddieCategoryshibari,Beyond Series


(Tuesday) 19:00 - 22:00





Event Details


In this workshop series by Barkas & Addie, the participants are invited to come along on a journey of interpretations. In the Interview Series, we established that tying can be seen as a language in a broader sense. This workshop demonstrates the limits of our language as well as its unexpected possibilities. Since the borders of our world are the borders of our language, we try and reach exactly those borders and see that, in both ropes and language, poetry awaits.

In three workshops we do exactly that: write poems with, and read them through, ropes.


Part I: Temporality (March 9th, 7-10pm CET)
To say something or to listen to someone takes time. What is time in the context of rope bondage? How can we use it to experience a rope scene with more awareness? In this first part
we decorate the duration of time within which we tie.

A familiarity with the interview metaphor is not required but helps for a better understanding. You can get access to the recordings of the Interview Metaphor Series here.


Event Details

Date & Time:  March 9th 2021, 7pm-10pm CET

Format: workshop (virtual)


Language: English, translation into German can be provided

Minimum Knowledge Level: Curiosity! Double column tie.

What to Bring:  if you want to work 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

This event is part of a series of 3 classes. It is advised to visit all classes but also possible not to. Your choice entirely. You can purchase the entire series for a reduced price here. 

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

Photo: Ryan Zyro


Barkas & Addie

Barkas and Addie are Vancouver-based rope educators who teach and perform world-wide. Their style is characterized by a focus on the process, interaction, and emotion of a rope scene. Together they run TheSpace2, Vancouver’s first dedicated rope space. Barkas is a bondage artist and writer. They have developed the “Interview Metaphor” as a way of understanding rope bondage and placing focus on the person in ropes, “Ranboo” which is a highly dynamic and stormy way of doing and thinking Kinbaku, as well as the “City of Kinbaku”, a poetics of Kinbaku. Addie is a switch and self-suspension enthusiast. She organizes regular workshops on dynamic self-suspension and versatile education both, for beginners and technically advanced. When co- teaching she focuses on bottoming information and discourse.

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