Presentation: Mediamatic Biotoop Dijkspark
Sound, Space, Sex9Feb 2023
Nature is dualistic: it can be beautiful yet display ugliness, safe but also dangerous, kind and at the same time cruel. Nature can teach us a lot about who we are and how the world around us is...
Beftival Photo Gallery
A collection of photos from Beftival
An overview of all exhibitions, performances, workshops and events that are part of Beftival.
Proposal by: Irina Birger
Sex Positivity with Dr. Birger
Project proposal: 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.
Proposal by: Jonas Klinkenberg
NEXT DOOR is an installation by STUDIO URBANISTAN which is based on interviews with sex workers – giving access to a parallel world that takes up the complex realities of sex workers: a freely...
A Conversation with Ine Poppe and Olga Middendorp
Beftival is coming, and, along with our growing anticipation, we also got curious to know more about the conceptual behind the scenes of it all. What pressing societal issues gave inspiration to this...
Writer & Artist
Stella Bergsma is a writer, opinion maker and frontwoman of the band Einsteinbarbie . In 2014 her collection Cupcakes with poems and song lyrics was published by Lebowski publishing house and...
Erika is a proponent of the female gaze and employs women behind the camera in all key positions. She has an ongoing Open Call for Guest Directors to get more women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ people in...
Film Dinner Mediamatic Biotoop Dijkspark Laura van Zuylen , Yacinth Pos
BEF Film Dinner10Nov 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...
beffen: verb, to lick pussy
Going down on, eating pussy, carpet munching, muff diving, cunnilingus; these are some of the ways we refer to the act of female oral sex. But something seems to be missing from our sexual vocabulary.
Laura van Zuylen
Laura van Zuylen (1988) has been working as a film journalist for, among others, De Filmkrant for almost fifteen years. Her pieces have a feminist slant and she is specifically interested in gender.
This Pussy Has Claws
Vagina Dentata Myths of Empowerment and Horror
Who would have thought that apart from lips, vaginas and mouths share even more? Vagina dentata, Latin for toothed vagina, bears the idea that a vagina with teeth or claws can devour a man. She can...
Artist and scientist
Sam Nemeth (Rotterdam, 1962) is a filmmaker, journalist, designer, and scientist who conducts research in the field of tangible interfaces: a tangible alternative to the mouse, keyboard, and computer...
Julia Schmitz (1993) is a filmmaker with a great fascination for the process of imaging and the construction of stories. In her associative films, she often explores complex subjects, such as sexual...
'Nelke Mast (alias NELLY DANSEN) is a 23-year-old multidisciplinary artist currently studying for a Master of Artscience at KABK. Nelke’s practice is primarily characterised by researching erotic...
Gian van Grunsven
Journalist and maker
Gian has been conducting artistic-journalistic research into sexuality in all its facets for seven years. This previously resulted in the successful show ' SEXIETY' in collaboration with Gehring&...
Clarissa Smith is Professor in Media at Northumbria University in Newcastle, UK. Her research has focused on sexual media and representations and she is particularly interested in the ways in which...
Art historian and curator
Bert Sliggers was curator of Teylers Museum for much of his life and thus responsible for a large number of exhibitions and accompanying books. As guest curator he is now associated with the Museum...
Artist and Writer
Daphne Gakes is an artist and a writer with her own book and show of the same name “Ik Daphne Gakes”. Gakes is very influential in what she does and has her own podcast as well called “Between the...
Amber Rahantoknam, also known as AMBIGOU, is a multi-disciplinary maker mixing text and image through illustration and poetry.
Pleun van Dijk
Pleun van Dijk is a speculative artist/designer in the middle of the moving and changing world. By observing and analysing moments of transition within society she tries to generate new thoughts and...
Presentation: Mediamatic Biotoop Dijkspark
Beftival6Nov 202113Nov 2021
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...
The Duality of the Phallic Object
A conversation with Rixta van der Molen
When is something phallic? Are we constantly being penetrated? Rixta van der Molen is a young artist who is working with wax and sculpture making to question how our society thinks about “phallic...
Wetlands by Charlotte Roche
The new Covid19 restrictions means it's time for those creative hobbies to come out of the woodwork again! Or, perhaps you are looking for something creative and different... have you considered...