While sex might be omni-present in the media, honest conversations about the nature of our desire and our emotional experiences during sex are rare. But few people can name what goes on inside them when they have sex. However, conversation artists Anna Papst and Mats Staub have gone in search of people who are trying to do this. During the course of their lives, all of them had to or wanted to re-learn how to have sex. Their touching and profound stories are presented in an edited and re-voiced form. A collective and yet intimate listening experience awaits the public in the wine bar at Stüh33. Visitors are served drinks and headphones. Everyone can choose from a variety of voices and stories and put together their own 4-course listening menu: would you rather listen to the female pensioner who never enjoyed sex in twenty-five years ofmmarriage and now leads a »decently dissolute« life? Or the young gay man who discovers physical love again after eight years of abstinence?
Anna Papst and Mats Staub both create interview-based work that lies in between theatre, exhibitions and literature. Intime Revolution (intimate revolution) is their first long-term project together – after the world premiere at the Ruhrtriennale, their collection of stories will continue to grow as it is presented at numerous other venues.
Produced by zwischen_produktionen.
Co-produced by Ruhrtriennale, Zürcher Theaterspektakel, Kaserne Basel, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm.