Sydney Festival of Death and Dying


The Festival of Death and Dying will be a unique and profound exploration of an often stigmatized aspect of Australian life.


The festival will feature over 30 workshops, rituals and performances over 3 days.

The full program and tickets will be available soon.

The festival will take place 18-20 November, 2016 and will be held at Critical Path in the beautiful harbour surroundings of Ruschcutters Bay, Sydney.

“A Modesty Haunted by the Devil” Lunch with Jacques Derrida

Twelve noon at the cocktail bar of the Landsdowne Hotel, I am the first one to arrive. The barman asks me what I would like, I ask for a whiskey that it turns out I am too afraid to drink. I fear that he will smell it on my breath. Then I hear a bunch of people arriving, uncertainly climbing the stairs, unsure if they have come to the right place. Both young and old people, they are mainly staff and students from the Power Institute of Fine Arts, which hosts his trip here in Sydney. I notice that the women have in general gone for a decidedly French look, elegant suits, with skirts and stockings. One women is all in leather.

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(This is an article about a meeting with Jacques Derrida in Sydney in 1999. It was first published in Revolver magazine.)

Are any of us truly comfortable with sex?

Are any of us truly comfortable with sex? I don’t think so.

As a symptom of our discomfort, we might try to laugh it off or dismiss it, or make hasty judgments about sexual practices that threaten us or excite us or that we simply don’t understand. Today in the west there seems to be more sexual freedom than ever before but therapists and educators in the field do not cease to tell us that, when it comes to sex, many still experience a great deal of shame, guilt, uncertainty and suffering.

Read more of this article in published in The Guardian, 7th March 2016.


Sydney Festival of Really Good Sex

What is really good sex for me uniquely? And what I need to do–or not do–to make it happen? And what is the relation of sex to who I am? And the rest of my life?

The Sydney Festival of Really Good Sex is a place to play, learn and think more about such questions.  We provide an inclusive, safely held, experientially based, above all creative, informed and ethical alternative to what is currently on offer in the contemporary Australian landscape.

Beginning in Sydney in 2011 under the name Xplore, the 2016 editions are the largest and most comprehensive programs we have ever produced.

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