This two-day hedonistic seminar is a unique event, offering a platform for learning and a venue for practicing. The first day is one of introduction and initiation, and includes talks by experts, a choice of workshops, catered lunch, art exhibitions and live musical performances. Day one will take place at Holzmarkt, a place where artists, artisans, musicians and hedonists come together to create with and for each other. The dress code is casual, comfortable clothes.
The second day is one of immersion. In the morning, we will transport our participants to a beautiful villa outside of Berlin. In this magical location surrounded by nature, we will celebrate together the simple pleasures of life. The theme and ambience of the installation will be inspired by the poem “On the Nature of things” by Roman poet Lucretius, an ode to ethical hedonism. This mass performance is our form of protest against femal genital mutilation. All participants will practice their newly accumulated knowledge as well as express themselves in a jubilant celebration of ethical hedonism.
Our ambience and dress code: natural elements (such as flowers and leaves), glitter and body painting. We expect all participants to comply with the dress code in order to create an enchanted atmosphere. The residence is composed of two floors and the grounds include a large garden and swimming pond. On the first level the dance floor will be directed by musicians and DJs who will tailor an involving sound experience, aiming to bring participants to ecstatic, transcendental states. A buffet with fruits and other healthy food will be offered throughout the event and a food truck will offer other options of food at an extra cost. The second floor consists of several rooms and some of these will be designated as play spaces where people can explore their desires. It is very important to highlight that our open mindedness towards sexuality works hand-in-hand with consent and any behavior that does not practice active consent is absolutely not tolerated. Any act that is understood as an infringement of consent will be dealt with to the full extent of the law. The remaining rooms on the second floor will be reserved and prepared for one-on-one treatments such as massages that will be offered at an extra cost. Buses will bring the participants back to Berlin in the evening or late at night. Tickets available soon.