Andrea Rimon: Tying, Performance, and Family Abolition

01oct21:3023:30Andrea Rimon: Tying, Performance, and Family AbolitionVirtual Event21:30 - 23:30 FacilitatorAndrea Rimon (they/them)CategoryQEB2


(Friday) 21:30 - 23:30





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In this session, Andrea Rimon will look at tying as a performing art and discuss the performing arts as an integral part of a family abolitionist project. Drawing on the theoretical work of Paul Preciado, Andrea Dworkin, and others, Rimon will assert the importance of building resources for embodied education outside of family structures. After a broad discussion and analysis of several dance and physical theatrical traditions, Andrea will facilitate an open discussion of this personal, political, and important intersection.


This session is part of the Queer Practices / Queer Embodiment remote transdisciplinary conference that aims to bring together artists, theorists, and practitioners. The conference continues our work of building a community that is focused on intentionally developing bodily practices. We want our space to be a place for political growth and experimentation using all the materials that bodywork, sex education, and cultural inquiry can provide.

We aim to take advantage of the opportunity for an online conference. We seek to engage a broader audience that may be familiar with sex-positive culture but is not necessarily attuned to a wider set of political concerns, or approaches to gender and sexuality that are more often encountered within academic, activist, and artistic spaces. We want to put together a conference that will be open to the public and focus on fostering challenging yet accessible conversation.

Queer Practices / Queer Embodiment is curated and organized by a collaborative team consisting of Andrea Rimon (an intimacy choreographer and movement artist) and Georg Barkas (a tying and sexuality educator) and Karada House in Berlin (a queer art/research space). It is sponsored by Karada House and Github for Good.

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Event Details

Date & Time:  October 1st, 2021, 9:30 pm -11:30pm CET (Berlin time)

Format: transdisciplinary conference


Language: English, automated closed captions provided

Recording: yes, will be available for 30 days to the participants of the conference


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This event is free. You can also choose a payment for your ticket which will be used by Karada House to finance similar events in the future.


Andrea Rimon (they/them)

Andrea Rimon is an artist and educator focused on movement, culture, and touch. They have been teaching tying since 2015. In addition to their experience with rope, Rimon draws on their background in physical theater, dance, continental philosophy, gender and sexuality studies. They can be found on Twitter at @TyingUnbound.

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