Once again it’s time for Art of Restraint at San Francisco erotic art gallery and performance space Femina Potens!
“Art of Restraint” is a very special, intimate event held at SF’s much-loved Femina Potens. Like so many other events at FP, it is all about community and being present to your true kinky, queer, sexy self. I have now been a “performer” ( i.e. I have been present to do my live drawing) at two AOR’s, and thoroughly enjoyed both.
Here’s Violet Blue’s article about the last AOR for sfgate:
This AOR features rope artists Midori, Lochai, James Mogul, and Fivestar. Award winning suspension model and Indie Porn Pioneer of the year, Madison Young, as seen on MTV, HBO, Independent Film Channel and Curve Magazine. French porn actress, performance artist and bondage enthusiast Judy Minx will be traveling all the way from Paris to get your blood boiling. Performance painter, porn star and bondage model Satine Phoenix will be indulging us in her live erotic performance painting. And of course, Suzanne Forbes (me!) will be doing live drawing of the sensual events as they unfurl! I am looking forward to this one enormously!
Madison Young is an extraordinary force for kink liberation in this city and the world, andÂ she has created a gallery unlike any other.
About FP and its creator, Madison Young:
Femina Potens is a sex positive art gallery and performance space dedicated to women and transgendered artists. Founder Madison travels the world with her sex positive performances, workshops, panels, art work and readings from her upcoming memoir â€œThe Tail of a Bondage Modelâ€. Madison â€™s writings have been published in On Our Backs and Girlfriends Magazine and can also be found in the anthology â€œBaby Remember My Nameâ€. Madison has been featured on MTVâ€™s LOGO channel program Out and About, the documentary Lesbian Sex and Sexuality Porn Today: Pushing the Limits, and was featured in Brian Alexanderâ€™s recent book release â€œAmerica Unzippedâ€.
Â SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA â€“ August 22nd, 2009 –
Step inside and experience rope cinching tight into eager flesh as bodies struggle and dance in the air in an erotic ballet of dominance and submission. Be a part of this celebration that notes the greats of kinky bondage culture, â€œMaking a Mark; Our History; Our Storyâ€. Witness our brave and unyielding artists as they evoke a beautiful tale of art and bondage. Take pleasure in this as beautiful bound submissives offer you champagne, sweet strawberries and dark chocolates, listening to the music from one of San Franciscoâ€™s hottest DJs. Doors will be locked at 8pm sharp, placing you in the center of a hot avant-garde bondage scene. Welcome to the third edition of Art of Restraint.
This Augustâ€™s Art of Restraint will feature rope artists Midori, Lochai, James Mogul, and Fivestar. Award winning suspension model and Indie Porn Pioneer of the year, Madison Young, as seen on MTV, HBO, Independent Film Channel and Curve Magazine. French porn actress, performance artist and bondage enthusiast, Judy Minx will be traveling all the way from Paris to get your blood boiling. Performance painter, porn star and bondage model, Satine Phoenix will be indulging us in her live erotic performance painting. Minnie and Mo will be our dedicated service submissives, constantly pleasing us with sweet treats, sparkling beverages and boot blacking. We are delighted to be joined by a special Celebrity Guest, who will delight us with her sexy and humorous songs! Live drawings by Suzanne Forbes, the ultimate kinky voyeur. Our performers will utilize rope, metal, flesh, and other articles of choice that play with the archiving of our lineage.
Lights out at 11pm sharpâ€¦unless you are fortunate enough to be a Femina Potens Member. Members of Femina Potens will be invited to stay for the sexy after hours with the artists and models. Come be a part of what the SF Gate called â€œThe Most Happening Art Space in San Franciscoâ€ and the SF Guardian calls â€œThe Best XXX XX in the Castroâ€.
â€˜Art of Restraintâ€™ Erotic Rope Bondage Art Salon
Femina Potens Art Gallery
2199 Market St @ Sanchez
August 22, 2009 @ 8:00 â€“ 11:00 pm
Doors open at 7:30pm
Doors locked at 8:00pm sharp â€“ no ins and outs
$75 per ticket
$50 for Members â€“ Sign up to become a member today!
For more information please visit www.feminapotens.org