Project proposal: Irina Birger

Sex Positivity with Dr. Birger

Ongoing performative series

Lately, there was a lot of discussions on gray sexuality, supersexuality, and sex-positivity in general
The topic of Sex Positivity is of particular interest to Dr.Birger as a pro-sex feminist. She wants to talk to different people about it and hear their personal experiences.

The project is dealing with the human body, emotions, intimacy, diversity, and health. Sex Positivity is one of the very important issues of the present: pure sex dating, gender fluidity, pro-sex feminism, etc. It is fitting in the current program of Mediamatic as it always follows the current developments in society.

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Dr. Birger - Photo by Marcel van der Vlugt Dr.Birger is  a series of one-on-one conversations and drawing sessions set up in an installation format.  This time  the dialogues with  Dr.Birger  will be centered on the sexual fantasies of the participants.  Dr.Birger  will visualize the conversations, incorporating her own responses into the drawings she will simultaneously make. Each session lasts approximately 30 minutes. Irina Birger

What will I do?

Sex Positivity is a new chapter of the ongoing performative series by Dr.Birger (alter ego of Irina Birger).

Till now the participatory performances were focused on:

  • Fear during Drawing Diagnosis, 2018, as part of Echoes of Shamanism in Glazen Huis, Amstelpark https://irinabirger.com/Drawing-Diagnosis
  • Death during Death One-on-One, 2019, during Museum Night at Mediamatic https://irinabirger.com/Death-One-on-One
  • Isolation during Dr.Birger by Appointment, 2020-21, at Nieuw Dakota during Corona lock-down. https://irinabirger.com/Dr-Birger-by-Appointment
  • Dr.Birger at Tot Zover: Rebirth will take place at Museum Tot Zover in October 2021.
This biggest and the most complex edition, till now, Sex Positivity with Dr.Birger can have a broader form and consist of different parts. 
The aim of this project is to promote sex-positive ideas of any kind of sexual orientation and gender. The project will operate in space with information around sex and pleasure, without shame or stigma. Sex Positivity with Dr.Birger could function as a one-time event, a weekly event during a month or two, or a monthly event during a year.

Sex Positivity with Dr.Birger consists of different parts:

Sessions with Dr.Birger


Dr.Birger is
a series of one-on-one conversations and drawing sessions set up in an installation format. This time the dialogues with Dr.Birger will be centered on the sexual fantasies of the
participants.
Dr.Birger will visualize the conversations, incorporating her own responses into the drawings she will simultaneously make. Each session lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Libido Boosting Feast as part of Neo Futuristic Dinners


The dinner will be a collaboration between a professional chef and Dr.Birger, since cooking is one of her passions. Food created from vegan products that function as aphrodisiacs will be served and eaten in a specially staged presentation.

Lectures&workshops around the theme (optional).

Sexual arousing smell workshop in Aroma Lab, and/or workshops with body fluids/secretions

Costs


The total costs of the project will depend on its duration.
In case of a one-time event, a drawing
session
with Dr.Birger is 600 Euros per day exclusive materials costs.

 

Who I will work with

Currently, the list of the other participants is in the process and depends on the final format.

 

This plan is published in the context of the Penny for your Thoughts program 2021. Read more about it here.