THE PLEASURE IS ALL OURS (2019)
Creation and Performance:
Commissioned and produced by steirischer herbst ’19
Photo: Julia Rohn
Following her research into the wide range of recipes and techniques for how to make someone fall in love offered by both science as well as the vast array of internet forums, sex educator and artist Hanna Rohn has her eyes on the construction of desire in a culture of pleasure.
Ultimately, we don’t only fall in love with human beings, but with objects, landscapes or even abstract concepts.
A culture of pleasurable care for ourselves and beloved objects stems from the constant demand for (self-)marketing and the search for emotional bond.
This intimate, interactive performance sets out to examine the social relations behind the production, marketing, and consumption of love, desire and pleasure: Be it in the realms of food, sex, tourism, politics or art.