Beate Absalon studied educational and cultural studies at Humboldt-University of Berlin and Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths - University of London. Her work focuses on questions about bodies, affects and sexuality and their representations in different artforms and popculture, asking about their specific techniques and their subversive potentials. Besides chairing seminars in academia, she also works as a group facilitator in the collective 'luhmen d'arc' (www.luhmendarc.de) , co-leading body-, play- and movementoriented workshops about BDSM, kink and conscious sexuality.

read Beate's article: "About the empowering sensual objectifications in Contact Improvisation"