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Erotic Possibilities - A day of talks about sex & sexuality

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Hoi Polloi invites you to a day of talks about sex and sexuality

What does sex and sexuality mean to us now in a world where sex and physical action is evolving to become more and more divided?

Erotic Possibilities is a series of panel talks, inviting different practitioners who in one way or another have benefitted professionally from sex and sexuality. The talks will investigate the evolvement of sex and sexuality today and explore the meaning of sex and music, celebrity, fashion, art, publishing, activism and photography.

Hosted by Reba Maybury of Wet Satin Press and Matthew Holroyd of Baron and Baroness Magazines.


Talks schedule


Sex and Music Panel 14:00

Host - Reba Maybury

We live in a world where there is more and more information and less and less meaning’ stated the philosopher and sociologist Jean Baudrillard (1994). If we put that into context with contemporary sex, - our animalistic needs are now commoditised into increasingly inventive forms, including music.

Anat Ben-David

Video and performance artist. Chicks on Speed member.

Gina X

Songstress of cult hits No G.D.M and Nice Mover.

Robert Henry Rubin

Co-editor of NIGHT Magazine in New York since 1978.


Sex and Publishing Panel 15:00

Host Matthew Holroyd

We hit ‘like’ when it’s a yes, ‘swipe’ when it’s a no, and we are now one in three billion consummating an online sexual prowess, but what happens to sex and publishing in world that is becoming digitalised?

Georgina Gray

Editor-in-Chief of Lyra Magazine

Lucy Moore

Claire de Rouen Books

Mark Hassell

Spokesperson for Paul Raymond Publications, the publishers of Escort, Men Only and Razzle Magazine.

Reba Maybury

Founder of Wet Satin Press


Sex and Activism Panel - 16:00

Host Reba Maybury

It engulfs our everyday, yet what does sex and sexuality mean to us now in a world where sex is evolving to become more and more divided?

Emma Gruner

London based artist. Gruner’s work has been exhibited internationally at galleries such as The Photographers Gallery, London to Joy Gallery, San Francisco.

Peter Tatchell

British human rights campaigner and founder of The Peter Tatchell Foundation.


Sex and Fashion Panel – 17:00

Host Matthew Holroyd

We have grown into discerning shoppers and seek sex for novelty, digital self-reflection, variability and disposability. Therefore how does sex influence the way we look, in a world where all social life is measured against the ability to consume?

Sebastiaan Pieter

Founder and designer of menswear brand Pieter Office.

Plus a special surprise guest...

Cult stylist, accessories designer and artist.

Emma Hope Allwood

Fashion features editor of Dazed & Confused Magazine.


Sex and Art Panel – 18:00

Host Reba Maybury

For Postmodern thinkers like Jean Baudrillard and Umberto Eco our society is now characterized by prefabricated images and experiences. Therefore how does art shape our experiences of sex?

Sue Webster

Artist part of the Tim and Sue collaborative duo.

Nancy Dell’Olio

Art collector and British-Italian Celebrity



Sex and Celebrity Panel - 19:00

Host Matthew Holroyd

The three graces, Kim, Kourtney, Khloe aka the KKK flaunt it, Bruce, once their step-father and now their step-mother has a program about it and over on Tumblr there is a new online subculture of female led image makers now famous because of it. How does celebrity affect our relationships with sex?

Ampika Pickston

Real Housewives of Cheshire Star.

Plus a special surprise guest...


Sex and Photography Panel 20:30

Host Matthew Holroyd and Reba Maybury

How does the never-ending imagery of sexual content affect our personal relationships and our own physicality?

Eva Stenram

Conceptual photographer whose work has been exhibited internationally at The Whitechapel Gallery, London to The Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai.

Spencer Rowell

Known for his photograph L’Enfant, better known as Man and Baby (1987) which is one of the biggest selling posters ever.

Alison Webster

Photojournalist and Page 3 photographer.


Hoi Polloi bio

Hoi Polloi is an all day, modern brasserie created by Bistrotheque for Ace Hotel. Open daily from 07:00-00:00 for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, cocktails, dinner and nightcaps.

www.hoi-polloi.co.uk

Matthew Holroyd bio

Is an academic at UAL and an established creative director and editor with a particular interest in topics surrounding sex and sexuality. He is also the co-founder of the erotic journals Baron and Baroness Magazines.

www.baronmagazine.com

Reba Maybury bio

Is an academic at UAL, Royal College of Art and the founder of Wet Satin Press, a publishing house specialising in publications - the ways that capitalism creates responsibility and eccentricity in a straight white man’s sexuality. Maybury’s debut novel Dining With Humpty Dumpty is out this spring.

www.wetsatinpress.com

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