February, 2022

24feb18:1520:15Virtual EventBarkas & AddieThe Impact of Ropes18:15 - 20:15 CET(GMT+01:00) View in my time Facilitator: Barkas & Addie Category:Day 2,Queerope 2022Format:conference


Barkas & AddieBarkas 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.


(Thursday) 18:15 - 20:15 CET(GMT+01:00) View in my time



Event Details

A lot of rope bondage is pattern-based and showcases the outcome of a tie, a finished pattern, a finished position.

Workshops in rope bondage all too often focus on the construction of a pattern or the final position into which the person tying has moved the person in ropes. This workshop goes in a different direction and explores the moments in which ropes are applied to the body. The impact of ropes has a similar temporality to music, i.e. the moment a note has been played, only memory remains of it. In tying with each other, the moment ropes are applied to the body, only a memory of the impact remains. We will use this temporality to work on different modes of impact, movement, and communication.


* Introduction and opening discussion of the topic

* Upper body tie and possibilities to move through it.

* Hip harness and possibilities to use frictions for impacts.

* Closing discussion



Format: hands-on workshop/ demonstration

Minimum Knowledge Level: single column tie

What to Bring: ropes, safety tools

Solo or Partnered: both works

Class recording: yes

This class will be recorded (only the facilitator, not the participants) and is available for ticket holders for 30 days after the event.




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