Peter Banki, Ph.D is the Founder and Director of the School of Really Good Sex and of the Festival of Death and Dying. Peter is also member of the Philosophy Research Initiative at the University of Western Sydney, where he has also lectured and tutored in the School of Humanities and Languages.
Peter also has an extensive background in Iyengar Yoga, alternative dance and the martial arts (Capoeira Angola). His somatic and movement practice forms the basis of his work in the sex-positive field. His major teachers have been Annetta Luce, Sue-ellen Kohler and Felix Ruckert. Attending the lectures of philosopher Jacques Derrida in the early nineties in Paris and later in New York was formative for his intellectual development.
He holds a Ph.D from New York University (September, 2009). His book The Forgiveness To Come: the Holocaust and the Hyper-Ethical came out this year with Fordham University Press.
More information: peterbanki.com
The German Romantics brought together life and art, philosophy and sex in a unique manner and arguably for the first time. They saw all of these as inseparable. They experimented with collective living and working together as well as sharing themselves and their partners. They saw life as an infinite becoming. They were arguably, the first Xplorers. I am convinced that Xplore as a concept is profoundly indebted to the German Romantics.
In this workshop with a musical accompaniment we will be invited to listen to poetry, literature and philosophy from Goethe, Schlegel, Kleist, Günderrode and others. While listening, you will be invited to interact, play, cuddle and/or have sex. We will xplore what effects the German Romantics have on our erotic play. And what our play does to the way we listen to the German Romantics.