Sensual Havoc II

1 Dec - 5 Dec - s105, Amsterdam
Free / €5 - Free for members

In the first week of December, Sensual Havoc will reside in the s105 for 5 days. Sensual Havoc II is a group exhibition with Paula Garcia Sans, Ela Szota, Naama Freedman, Meis Vranken, Noam Youngrak Son and Bernardo Zanotta, about sex(uality), longings and desire. Sensual Havoc II is organised by Nadja Henß and Naama Freedman. The exhibition will feature performances and workshops on erotic writing and ‘Chimera Gastronomy’. Find the full program + read through the workshops below.

The exhibition is free of entry, but all workshops + performances (except for the opening night) cost €5, which can be paid a the door. To attend a workshop or performance, please make a reservation by sending an email to with the preferred date(s) of attendance in the subject line + your name in the email. We update the RSVP / mailinglist every Wednesday.

To access this event you need a valid Covid QR code, in combination with a valid & matching ID. Getting a Covid QR code requires, either; full vaccination, proof of recovery, a negative test result within 24 hours before entering the event (via or a valid EU DCC.

Wednesday, 1st of December – Exhibition opening, glühwein will be served (entrance free for all)
14.00 – Exhibition opens
17.00 – Exhibition closes

Thursday, 2nd of December (€5 / free for members)
13.00 – Exhibition opens
15.00 – Chimera Gastronomy Workshop by Naom Youngrak Son
17.00 – Exhibition closes

Friday, 3rd of December (€5 / free for members)
13.00 – Exhibition opens
15.00 – Collective Zine Making by Roni Zaftig from Tailbone
17.00 – Exhibition closes

Saturday, 4th of December (€5)
13.00 – Exhibition opens
14.00 – Performances by Hans Muller, Logan Muamba Ndanou and Martin Gudmundson
17.00 – Exhibition closes

Sunday, 5th of December (€5 / free for members)
13.00 – Exhibition opens
13.00 – Erotic Writing Workshop with Emily Kocken
14.00 – Finissage, performance by Naama Freedman
17.00 – Exhibition closes

Thursday, 02/12, Chimera Gastronomy Workshop by Naom Youngrak Son:

With the support of the Institute of Queer Ecology, Noam Youngrak Son has developed the workshop ‘Chimera Gastronomy: Malleable flesh, amalgamated bodies, and plastic kinship’. In the workshop, a group works individually and collectively on a large malleable body consisting of dough. During the kneading, identities, gender and notions surrounding ethics are discussed and reflected. The co-created edible sculpture is thus a translation of our collective and personal struggles, interspecies discoveries and political feelings around bodies in this society. The result of the workshop will be exhibited as a sculptural form. According to Son, this result is a so-called Chimera: a living being that arises from cell mixing. During the last edition workshop hosted as part of the program for RE_NATURE festival, the participants hybridized eel, dodo, octopus, lichen, whale, nekton, cat into a chimera. The flesh, materialized using edible ingredients, comprehensively represented the following political-cultural-ecological discussions: endocrinological condition shaped by migration, extinction caused by colonialism, fluctuating chromatophores blurring the notion of race, symbiotic cohabitation, the polarization of scales. By using this variety of flesh, we speculatively constructed organs that tell stories: An anus not for defecation but for olfactory communication, a selfish heart that only pumps blood for itself, non-binary genitals, an ear that hears sufferings, an organ that consumes pain and excretes joy. Eventually, the body parts are combined into a fictional creature, later 3D scanned and digitally animated. More info here.

Sunday, 05/12, Erotic Writing Workshop by Emily Kocken:

Take a naked body out for a walk in the landscape you love or always wanted to write about. The body could be yours, it doesn’t have to. Let it rest under a tree, feel its roots finding your legs, take this encounter further. But, wait. In literature and art, landscape played a symbolic role in expressing erotic desire. Can we still use archaic notions of intimacy as a starting point for our own experience? What does nature mean in terms of sexual desire? Is the body an autonomous medium, or tainted, expressing the political voices of others? Can we still use these archaic notions or should we rather come up with new ways of expressing our intimacy with nature? Writing tools: bring your own laptop, and/or pencil and paper. More info about the artist here.