part of Night Shift Oostende
Sophie Guisset’s work investigates the social and sexual dynamics of queer sexual spaces from a feminist point of view, focusing on intimacy, pleasure and playfulness. She looks at how these spaces are imagined, politically conceived and socially organised in a way that allows all protagonists, that one also calls players, to find freedom and safety to explore the hidden corners of their sexuality.
Vanilla researches the possibilities of sexual pleasure and questions normativity in sexual practices and how norms permeate the language around it. Trough the intimate and vulnerable sharing of personal and imaginary stories of sexual encounters that could be perceived as ‘extreme’, she wants to highlight their care, respect and playfulness.