The Liquid Body
As we all know, the human body consists of 70 % of water, we spend the first moments of our existence in water, later on we indulge in foam baths and under showers and often we spend our summer vacations at the water. Water nourishes, cleans, relaxes and heals us. The human body loves to float and to swim, to slipper and slide..
Humidity, fluidity and lubrication are essential elements of sexual interaction as well. Making the body liquids flow and come to the surface, in form of tears, saliva, spit, squirt or sperm is mostly accompanied by intense emotions: The body gets turned on, the body gets turned inside out. We liquefy. We melt. We fuse more easily with ourselves and with others.
The inspiration for this theme for the second edition of xplore – the art of lust – in Rome came quite easily when we visited the fantastic new xplore location at Borgo Paola, 40 minutes from the center of Rome near Lake Bracciano. The location is constructed over the ancient sources of Acqua Paola, in an area of 2000 hectars of forest, hills and little creeks.
Besides some beautiful studios the place offers a big swimming pool, where many of this year’s workshops will take place: Dancing under water, Floating on the water and Drowning in the water can be xplored, as well as other pleasures and fantasies linked to nature and water, from Live Burial to Outdoor Bondage, from Playing with Mud to Ritual Feet Washing. So come on out.
Welcome to our play ground.