A festival featuring over 30 artists and scientists. Come discuss, feel and celebrate fe-male sexuality, gender and preference.
BEFtival starts at 6 november during Museumnacht 2021 at Mediamatic.
Entrance only with a Museumnacht ticket. We do not sell tickets at the door.
Presentation: Mediamatic Biotoop Dijkspark
The act of licking pussy is still surrounded by shame and red ears, but not everywhere! Partly influenced by social media, society seems to become more predatory, but at the same time, female...
Presentation: Mediamatic Biotoop Dijkspark Irma Joanne
Female Textures6Nov 2021
IRMAJOANNE is an interdisciplinary artist, with a background in Fine arts, scenography and bodywork. Her work occurs where she touches, sees, and feels the bare skin. Female skin, to be precise. An...
Presentation: Mediamatic Biotoop Dijkspark Pleun van Dijk
Objects of Desire6Nov 2021
Objects of Desire’ by Pleun van Dijk investigates the increasingly intimate relationship between human and technology. A series of selected images representing human genitals as well as sex toys were...
Presentation: Mediamatic Biotoop Dijkspark Ine Poppe, Olga Middendorp
To bef, bef, bef7Nov 2021
Clarissa Smith, Professor of Media & Sexual Cultures at Northumbria University (UK), will explore some of the contradictory pleasures of female sexuality as represented in art and pornography.
Performance: Mediamatic Biotoop Dijkspark Bebe Melkor-Kadior, Sally Fenaux Barleycorn
Yorùbá mythology: A genderless door to pleasure6Nov 2021
If gender is a construct, it means we constructed it at some point in human history and that before that, gender didn't exist in the way it has been imposed in the last centuries. Many indigenous...
Presentation: Mediamatic Biotoop Dijkspark Nelke Mast
The Pleasure Is All Mine6Nov 20216Nov 2021
Nelke will be performing as a 'house wife' to create a visual commentary on gender roles by deconstructing and re-establishing prominent gendered sexual archetypes. Come see how a traditional...
Film Dinner Mediamatic Biotoop Dijkspark Laura van Zuylen , Yacinth Pos
BEF Film Dinner10Nov 202112Nov 2021
This six-course dinner experience is a collaboration between chef and designer Yacinth Pos and film critic Laura van Zuylen as part of BEFtival . Dishes are paired with movie excerpts to explore the...
Presentation: Mediamatic Biotoop Dijkspark Amber Rahantoknam
The Colorful Cunnilingual6Nov 2021
Illustrator and poet Amber Rahantoknam features a kink series of illustrations with distinct ink strokes, unapologetically showcasing the sex loving woman, accompanied by spoken word performance. Her...
Workshop: Mediamatic Biotoop Dijkspark Annika Hagen
Shameless Jewellery6Nov 2021
Come create jewellery with Annika Hagen. Her collection of 'flaunting' hair (which sounds much better than pubic hair, right?) comes from women who replied to her call on Instagram to donate their...
Presentation: Mediamatic Biotoop Dijkspark Eva Schippers
Eva builds an Orgasm Machine6Nov 2021
What is the line between pleasure and torture? Inspired by the film and comic strip Barbarella, Eva schippers builds an organ that you can crawl into, and which produces agonizing pleasure by playing...
Presentation: Mediamatic Biotoop Dijkspark Ine Poppe
Tongue Reading with Zaza6Nov 2021
What does your tongue teach you about your erotic potential? Have your sexual future predicted by the shape, folds and lines of your tongue. How thick is it, how pointed, how strong, how soft? After...
Presentation: Mediamatic Biotoop Dijkspark Olga Middendorp
Genotszoötroop6Nov 20216Nov 2021
Olga Middendorp's genots-zoötroop turns drawings into moving images. By turning the carousel her sexual fantasy will come to life. Get inspired, draw your own sex-comic and put it in the the befbox.
Presentation: Mediamatic Biotoop Dijkspark Irma Joanne, Lana Prins
Reconnecting with the Female body6Nov 20216Nov 2021
“Reconnecting with the female body” is a collaboration between visual artist Irma Joanne and photographer Lana Prins. The female body is the main theme in both their individual practices. Their many...
Presentation: Mediamatic Biotoop Dijkspark Jin Lee
Anyone's Anything6Nov 2021
Sex toys are called toys for a reason. But why do we feel guilty when kids find them? Jin Lee transforms sex toys into slides, seesaws and swings. Come color inside or outside the lines in the sex...
Presentation: Mediamatic Biotoop Dijkspark Bert Sliggers
Porn for the illiterate6Nov 20216Nov 2021
Pornography is most fun when it is not allowed. Former curator Bert Sliggers shows his fantastic collection of paper pornography. By pulling, twisting, pushing and folding, secret sexual fantasies...
Presentation: Mediamatic Biotoop Dijkspark Jinnie Ahn, Julia Leis Lap
Eat Her6Nov 20216Nov 2021
For Beftival, Jinnie Ahn and Julia Leis created a video that shows the over-sexualisation of the animal body as a way to sell it as food. This causes a new level of degradation and objectification of...
Presentation: Mediamatic Biotoop Dijkspark Victor Engbers
How do men deal with licking? Are men perhaps a little afraid of it because it gives freedoms to women to solve their pleasure themselves? Victor provides insight into cultural expressions and...
Workshop: Mediamatic Biotoop Dijkspark Lizette van Hecke
Erotic Embroidery6Nov 2021
Who said embroidery can't be sexy? Join us for a steamy embroidery session with artist and storyteller Lizette van Hecke. During this workshop, you are invited to bring sensual images and fantasies...
Exhibition: Mediamatic Biotoop Dijkspark Ruchama Noorda
Tumulus Venushill6Nov 20216Nov 2021
Tumulus is an enclosed garden installation that functions as a natural ruin, compost heap, soil sculpture, seedbed, earthwork, dyeing source, and dunghill. Over the course of several seasons from...
Presentation: SEXYLAND World Ine Poppe, Olga Middendorp, Julia Schmitz
Kijkdoos in Art Bar Klitty & Party at Sexyland…13Nov 202113Nov 2021
Come to Art Bar Klitty for an installation by Julia Schmitz, Olga Middendorp, and Ine Poppe and party with us at Sexyland World. Click here for more information. Tickets €7,50 at the door
Presentation: Mediamatic Biotoop Dijkspark Hester Scheurwater
Perspective Pamphlet6Nov 20216Nov 2021
This 'visual pamphlet' will take to the streets of Amsterdam for a week. It reacts to the contemporary image of the double standards surrounding women's sexuality in the media. All Hester...
Presentation: Mediamatic Biotoop Dijkspark Daphne Gakes
Intimate talks with Daphne Gakes6Nov 2021
Artist and writer Daphne Gakes invites you in bed for intimate conversations. Get into the bathtub with artist and writer Daphne Gakes. In her podcast ‘Tussen de Lakens’ (inbetween the sheets...
Party Mediamatic Biotoop Dijkspark Vicky de Visser
Pussy Power Galore with DJ Paroah6Nov 20216Nov 2021
Paroah pulls hot records, sultry female voices, spicy stories, and sexy bangers from her music collection. Pussy power galore guaranteed.
Artists, Designers, Curators and other makers involved in BEFtival
A festival featuring over 30 artists and scientists. Come discuss, feel and celebrate fe-male sexuality, gender and preference. Click here for the program.
Presentation: Mediamatic Biotoop Dijkspark Anna Gimbrere
The Bef Quiz with Anna Grimbrere6Nov 2021
Anna has her own television show called “ Anna’s Brain” in which she and a team of young inventors and scientists, use scientific knowledge, guts and creativity to come up with spectacular answers. ...
Presentation: Mediamatic Biotoop Dijkspark Sam Nemeth
Lik Locus6Nov 20216Nov 2021
This event is part of BEFtival during Museumnacht Amsterdam.