DIY Sex Toy Workshop, hosted by Megan Miao
This class is part of The School of Uncommon Knowledge
DIY Sex Toy Workshop is a session where participants come to design their own individually specific and "ideal" sex toy. Through the process, we will question the usual design process for a sex toy, the limits of what a sex toy can be, as well as stigmas around sex toys (and play in general).
The workshop is very open ended in nature, with each individual hand crafting their own object to satisfy their own definition of a sex toy. In doing so, we reach subjective conclusions about our own pleasures - be it sexual or sensual.
The class is conducted like a regular workshop, with visible thinking procedures and hands-on activities.
About Megan Miao
Megan Miao (b. Shanghai, 1992) is a multidisciplinary artist-curator and educator based in Singapore. Megan’s practice is process-orientated, often socially-engaged, collaborative and dialogical. Her process aims to articulate the ways in which people organise their memories, aspirations and beliefs within different types of community. Identifying patterns in which people think and behave within a group, her work challenges commonly held beliefs and points out discrepancies in a humorous manner.
Graduating from Central Saint Martins College of the Arts with a BA Fine Arts (Hons) in 2015, she is now working as an art educator in a local Junior College. Whilst in London she organised a number of exhibitions, including Investigation at House (2013), an exhibition held in her rented home and Because the Internet (2015), an exhibition about postinternet daily life. Since returning to Singapore, Megan has presented her work at SCOUT: Emerging Art Practices in Singapore (2016) at Gillman Barracks and OH!pen Call (2016) in Potong Pasir. Megan actively collaborates with artists such as Kat Buchanan on Intellectual Sex Party (2015), an experimental art-workshop-event exploring digital love lives.
The DIY Sex Toy workshop was last conducted as part of OPEN PORES (2016), a series of events and workshops organised in collaboration with Aqilah Hassan, exploring what it means to be female in Singapore. [www.hanqingmiao.com]
All classes in A Home for the Arts run on barter. When registering please select one (or more) of the following that you would like to give in exchange for the class.
- Air Dry Clay
- Textured materials (yarn, pom poms, cloths, bottles, etc)
- A4 paper
- Markers/Drawing Materials
Sunday, 6 November 2016
4pm - 6pm
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