Queer Rope Historiography

20feb20:0022:00Queer Rope HistoriographyLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSEvent OverVirtual Event20:00 - 22:00 FacilitatorAndrea Rimon (they/them)Categoryshibari


(Saturday) 20:00 - 22:00





Event Details

In this class Apikoros will talk about and challenge the current dominant historiographies of rope, and will call attention to how little is known about rope history outside of Japan. Apikoros will focus on queer representations of rope during the Showa period, noting that Japanese sources actually display a far greater mix of queer and straight content than one would expect. There will also be time to pivot to a discussion of the complicated transnational and colonial context.

The goal of the class is to sit with some of the complication of tying’s past and to open conversation to how paying attention to the historical particulars can allow us to think about rope and sexuality in new ways, elaborating the value of the queer retrosexual gesture in both questioning narratives about progress and finding new ways to exist.


Event Details

Date & Time:  February 20th, 2021, 8-10pm CET (Berlin time)

Format:  discussion (virtual)


Language: English

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

Class recording: yes, the recording will be available for 14 days after the event.


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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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