Provocative, surreal and dark, Oh Yes Oh No is a frank interrogation of sexuality, identity and consent in the wake of #MeToo.
Made with the candid input of those willing to speak openly and honestly about their sex lives, award-winning performance artist Louise Orwin explores how to reclaim your sexuality after surviving sexual violence, and the power of asking for what you want.
Featuring intricate video design, Barbie and Ken, audience participation, and a heady mix of pop culture references, this show is for anyone who has ever struggled to find their sexual voice, or questioned the sexual culture they were brought up in. It explores what it means to have sexual fantasies that don’t align with your politics.
‘As a survivor of sexual violence I began to make the show by examining my own sexual desires’ said Louise, ‘to reclaim my sexuality for myself once and for all. Making the show in the tidal wave of #MeToo, I began feeling that, more than ever, those of us who have struggled with our sexuality have a duty to be reclaiming our lives and bodies for ourselves.’
‘In one moment empowering and exhilarating, and in the next, full of rage and despair.’★★★★ The Guardian
Louise’s previous shows include Pretty Ugly about the trauma teenagers face about their looks and A Girl & A Gun, her witty, fun and provocative look at the way the media uses women and violence. Both received audience and critical acclaim.
‘Startling and resonant show questioning female desire and its relation to rape culture’★★★★The Stage
Louise Orwin is an award-winning performance artist. She makes research-driven performance projects about what it means to identify as female in today’s fast-moving, media-saturated world that prizes patriarchal, heteronormative narratives. Her work takes an often funny but always provocative and intimate stance on subjects that are close to home, hard to get your head around, and need to be spoken about. www.louiseorwin.com
Trigger Warning: Please note that this show contains strong language, adult content and descriptions of sexual violence.
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