Image: Atelier Cambré
We are confronted with sex on a daily basis through porn, on dating apps, in movies, books, and the media. They all give us a forced perspective of how sex should look and feel. Young people and millennials are freer than ever, but suffer increasingly from performance pressure. Are our bodies attractive enough? Are we doing it right? What are our partners’ expectations, are they enjoying it? A new sense of prudery emerges that blocks our sexual freedom. There is one place, however, where we do not feel any pressure and are free to experiment: our imagination.
Through veils of shame, under soft carpets, and in a somewhat kinky kitchen, you’ll explore the variety of human imagination with help of a menu full of fantasies. Be amazed, surprised, touched, and shocked, and discover your own erotic identity.
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. During the exhibition, Bolleke can be found in the garden of Marres, where visitors can share their own erotic fantasies upon registration.
About the artists
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. They work with the creative networking company Company New Heroes.
We keep expanding our research! Every Saturday, you can sign up to share your own erotic fantasy in Bolleke, which is parked in the garden of Marres. The interview will be conducted by a trained interviewer and is fully anonymous. Do you want to sign up? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your date and time of preference, and we will schedule an interview. If you sign up, you can visit the exhibition for free, so you don’t have to book a ticket.
The exhibition is part of the project Yes, Please!, a broad research to erotic fantasies.
The book Yes, Please! was presented at Boekhandel Dominicanen in Maastricht prior to the opening of the exhibition at Marres. The book is available through our webshop.
More information about Yes, Please!
Yes, Please! is made possible with the support of de Buren and the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.
Marres, House for Contemporary Culture, receives structural support from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, the Province of Limburg and the municipality of Maastricht.
Company New Heroes receives financial support from Fonds Podiumkunsten.