ART SLUT MAGIC SCHOOL

July 30th


The stripper collectives of East London and Berlin are being brought together for a day of workshops fusing the worlds art, dance, sex work and magic. Held in the ‘We will all burn in hell’ room.

12 noon – EARTH: Amulets and talismans with Rosie

In a world of commodification and mass production, can handmade objects be a reminder of our innate worth, power and connectedness? Mixing craft with witchcraft, make something to take with you and protect you wherever you go.
Bring: 3 things (spiritual or material) that bring you joy.

2 pm – AIR: Nudes, collage + chaos magic with Ginger Angelica

When our bodies and the images we make of them are being erased from cyberspace, is it possible to imagine alternative paths to sex worker visibility? Take to the streets! Mixing the practices of surrealist collage and sigil making with some help from old copies of 70s hustler. Bring: your nudes and a hoodie

6 pm – WATER: Building a ritual with Maxine Powers

When our freedom and agency is materially reduced, what other means can sex workers find to influence the outcome of our lives?  Automatic drawing, wax reading, and mindful walking teach us to build meaning from chaos. Bring: whatever’s in your pockets

8 pm – FIRE: Becoming the anti-hustle hustler with Tilly Summer

What physical ways are there to get what we want? Get schooled in the dual arts of bootyshaking and bullshit, and learn from a hustle-mistress how real strippers get tipped, then build a bonfire for all of it and burn it to the ground. Bring: a g-string, matches

The Berlin Strippers Collective is a creative and political collective that has grown out of the solidarity and sister*hood – and the difficulties – we have experienced in the industry. We want to destigmatise stripping and sex work as a whole, to start a dialogue about sex work in which people can learn about our work and lives, and, last but not least, to share the art of stripping.