Love Space: a Temple of Love
This Summer, Amsterdam will have its very first LOVE SPACE, a temporary Temple of Love that functions as a community centre. Here, people can gain a deeper awareness of sexuality, eroticism and partnership. Jasper Griepink believes sexual energy has healing powers. Therefore, the energetic and psychological exchange of erotic intimacy should not take place in the fringes of life, or quickly in between, but at the centre of life, as a conscious experience.
People who are interested can come to the LOVE SPACE to make love and free their sexual intimacy from fear, conditioning and hidden contracts. Daily 'sharing circles' provide the opportunity to share and question feelings. The participant and partner(s) pick a time and decide what they want to do with the energy that is released when making love. If need be, the LOVE SPACE team can assist in formulating their objectives.
LOVE SPACE is an attempt to link the personal and private with the public and political, an intimate place free of voyeurism or exhibitionism. Focal points are safety and connection with our human sexuality, and all that is expected of the participants is that they go on a personal authentic journey of discovery.
SOON: launch of Documentary (Trailer) about Love Space by Film-maker Julia Sokolnicka
Also: Love Space in Glamcult Magazine + the newspaper. Photo's on this page: Renate Ariadne van der Togt
Logo/Flag design below: Pinar&Viola. Short outdoor video by Jasper Griepink.
The Love Space Team!
LOVE SPACE TEAM: Sonia Batovrina, Viola Renate, Amy Brangwyn, Melinda Gorham-Rodrigues, Katrin Pfalz, Chris Pugsley, Jasper Griepink. Guest Gurus: Nicola Rian Romme, Toña Wong Chung, Muharrem Murat, Sophia Maria Kienhuis. Special thanks to heart-core ones: Ricky, Shadia & Justin. Julia! Amsterdamse Bos + theater.
LOVE SPACE is a part of Cure Park, an Art Manifestation in the Amsterdamse Bos.
For more information visit: www.lovespace.one and/or the Love Space Facebook group.
Detailed daily program and information about Cure Park, click here.
Artists and thinkers in the larger Cure Park project were:
Mark Bain, Council (Myriam Lefkowitz, Valentina Desideri & Lendl Barcellos), Claudia van Dijk & Arden Rzewnicki, Circus Engelbregt & Marjolijn Zwakman, Helena Grande (film programme), Jasper Griepink, Lina Issa (Samenschool), Saskia Janssen & George Korsmit (Rainbow Soulclub), Tellervo Kalleinen & Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen, Job Koelewijn, Suns and Stars in collaboration with Emmeline de Mooij & Marjoca de Greef, Shana Moulton, Ruchama Noorda, Rory Pilgrim, Abner Preis, Print the Future, Katerina Seda, Floris Schönfeld in collaboration with Misa Skalskis & Bruno Bocanegra, Cathalijne Smulders, William Speakman, SulSolSal, Karel Winterink, Louwrien Wijers & Egon Hanfstingl.