Over the past two years, Company New Heroes has researched the erotic fantasies of more than 300 Dutch and Flemish people.
Curators: Company New Heroes and Valentijn Byvanck
Bolleke, a caravan equipped with audio equipment, visited several festivals to collect erotic fantasies. Visitors of Yes, Please! could read and listen to these stories in several dreamlike spaces decorated with a gigantic pink womb, veils of shame, vibrating fluffy carpets and kinky objects in a kitchen. The spaces played with visitors shame and curiosity, who watched each other as they read and listened. Also, unlike conventional exhibitions, they were encouraged to “touch everything except the other visitors.”
Pascal Leboucq created the exhibition design, and sound artist Marc Alberto created the soundtracks. The dramaturgy of the exhibition, in which the research is also shared, was in the hands of Lucas De Man. The exhibition was part of the project Yes, Please!, a broad research to erotic fantasies.
Company New Heroes
Over the past two years, Company New Heroes has researched the erotic fantasies of more than 300 Dutch and Flemish people. Bolleke, a caravan equipped with audio equipment, visited several festivals to collect erotic fantasies. Pascal Leboucq is the designer of the exhibition, and sound artist Marc Alberto makes the soundtracks. The dramaturgy of the exhibition, in which the research is also shared, is in the hands of Lucas De Man. The exhibition is part of the project Yes, Please!, a broad research to erotic fantasies.
Publication Yes, Please!
The exhibition Yes, Please! was accompanied by a publication, written by Lucas De Man and Mariëlle de Goede, with illustrations by Atelier Cambre. Using thematic categories, Yes, Please! presents a rich range of surprisingly frank, original and sometimes even moving stories. A must-read if you want to discover how erotic fantasies can enrich your life.
The book presentation took place on 7 March 2020 in Boekhandel Dominicanen in Maastricht, prior to the opening of the exhibition Yes, Please! And is currently available in our online shop.
Shortly after the opening of Yes, Please! on March 8, the exhibition had to be closed again on March 14. Because Marres was not allowed to open again until June 1, Yes, Please! originally scheduled to June 7, was extended through August 9. However, the reopening in the corona era also provided the exhibition with a renewed relevance: in a society of quarantine and a 1.5 meters distance, the topics of intimacy and personal contact became more significant.
Date: 14 July – 6 August, Tuesday & Thursday
Time: 10 – 11:30 AM
Price: €7.50 per person, including materials
Marres organizes a series of stimulating family workshops. Come and participate in the sensory treasure hunt in the exhibition Yes, Please!and listen to a beautiful selection of art stories in The Invisible Collection, on display in the especially designed ice cellar listening space.
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