I don’t know the question, but sex is definitely the answer’ Joan Rivers

Recently I’ve been thinking about what turns me on, and the politics of desire: how it is performed, how we can understand it, and where the intersection between desire and identity lies in our current political climate. I want to know if I own my turn-ons in an empowered way, and begin to untangle it from the narrative of desire patriarchal culture weaves for us.

This workshop asks its participants to come on a journey of sexual exploration with me: two days of no-holds-barred questioning, sharing, and discussing all things S-E-X, in a safe space. Approaching this topic from a performative perspective, we will spend time talking through our experiences, our politics, and working with our minds and bodies in a workshop environment. Workshop exercises will include: meditative exercises, writing, reading, some performing, and a lot of chatting. There will also be opportunities to be part of my new show ‘OH YES OH NO’, which I’m currently making and revolves around this research area.


This workshop is for the brave of heart, curious of mind, and tingly of nether regions. To apply please respond to the following questions: What turns you on? What draws you to this workshop, and what would you like to get out of it? How do you think this workshop will benefit your arts practice? Please also send a short paragraph about yourself and your work. Applications should be no longer than 800 words.

This workshop is open to female-identifying artists over the age of 18, and at all stages of their career, but particularly welcomes those who have an interest in gender and sexuality in their work. You must be available for the duration of the workshop to apply.

Send applications to: louiseorwin@hotmail.com

Deadline: 3rd March

Succesful candidates will be notified by the 6th March.


Cost: Free, but you will need to provide your own lunch.

Location: London

Dates and Times: March 18th and 19th, 10 – 6pm