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Infection & Reflection, or rather Carnal Conversations, at Home House, London.
Editorial Staff – Wednesday, 18th June 2014.
Carnal Conversations is a monthly event that Colin Richards hosts at Home House, London’s private members club in Portman Square, Marylebone. Each evening has a topic as the focus but in the open forum guests are invited to discuss their own subjects or issues and share thoughts and ideas even their fantasies about sex.
This month’s guests may appear to be diverse in their specialisation but then again sex and sexuality itself has many faces. Participating to this event will let people discover stuff about sex they thought they would never know. Those who attend will appreciate as well as stuff that they should know but have been afraid to ask. Truly an evening not for the fainthearted.
The guests are: an expert from the UK’s leading sexual health clinic in Dean Street, Soho, London, and two erotic performance artist, Amy Kingmill and Apple Tart, whose work draws from surrealist and fetishistic influences.
Since moving to London in 2009 to study Amy Kingsmill has been exploring its underground scene in tandem with feeding his artistic practice. Here in London, Kingsmill has been able to cross fertilise queer imagery with fine art aesthetics to create arresting endurance works which solicit the body as a platform and often use dressing as a form of three dimensional surrealist collage. Amy Kingsmill has performed at the Torture Garden Club and presented his paper, Pervarts alongside Annie Sprinkle at the Performing Porn symposium at Performance.
Apple Tart is born in London. She is a performance artist working with a cross range of mediums, including experimental darkroom photography, Lenticulars, and Holography. Her backgrounds is coming from the underground Cabaret scene in London over the recent years. Apple Tart’s work can be found across London of public and private art galleries. Currently holding monthly events at The Jamboree, Limhouse, and performs across the UK within The Late Night Shop Collective. She currently lives and works in London.
Although held as a members event it is possible to be invited at Carnal Conversations as non members to join by writing an email to Richards.
Infection and Reflections is Wednesday, 18th June 2014, at 7.30pm, Home House, Portman Square, Marylebone, London.