WAS HELD THURS 6 SEPT 2012
Lust drew the biggest crowd yet in the Seven Deadly Sins series with nearly 700 people filling the museum to enjoy lusty discussions, Shakespeare, cabaret, music and a lustful tour.
Russell Brown led a lively panel discussion with blogger Emma Hart, adult shop owner Ema Lyon and journalist David Farrier. Talk focused mainly on sex, sexual history; sexuality and devices to spice up life in the bedroom. Some were disappointed that the discussion never quite explored the broader ‘sins’ and emotions inspired by lust or its theological roots, but it all made for an interesting talk!.
There was a lust-fuelled buzz in the twittersphere during the panel discussion including people revealing their own crushes and confessions of feeling “a little vanilla” by comparison with the talk on the stage.
Guided Tour & Great MusicListen to the panel discussion.
The rest of the evening’s entertainment carried the theme perfectly from the lust-troubled performances in The Tempest, to surprising insights into the museum’s own objects from the tour with collection manager Siren Deluxe (who knew we had teapots with raunchy pictures adorning them?) and the unique Birds of Paradise performance which was described by guests as “funny, original, beautiful and sexy all in one”.
NOTE: Adult content in the panel video below may offend some viewers.
THURS 6 SEPT 2012
7pm - 11pm
$20, bookings recommended.
A $3 booking fee applies
"Lust's passion will be served; it demands, it militates, it tryrannizes"
Marquis de Sade
With all the promise of spring in the air it's a fitting time to examine lust.
Moderator Russell Brown will lead panellists, including prominent journalist David Farrier, Not Safe For Work author and blogger Emma Hart, and D.VICE owner and author Ema Lyon in a discussion about the heady triumvirate: sex, deviancy and power.
The night's live entertainment features a performance from Birds of Paradise – part-burlesque, part-romance, part-comedy – in the museum galleries, followed by a performance from Indie band Watercolours.
Objects of Lust Trail
Finish your night with a 'Lustful objects' talk with collection manager Siren Deluxe. Read Siren's Forbiden Fruit blog.
Platform Thirteen’s take on the Tempest, Shakespeare's final play, is the perfect complement to a lusty night. The excerpts chosen for this LATE portray Miranda as the lust object of both the ‘primitive’ Caliban and the ‘civilised’ Ferdinand. Will the shipwrecked Ferdinand happily marry the daughter? Or will Caliban get to legitimise his lust? Developed by director Lilicherie McGregor and set against the backdrop of Aotearoa, this portrayal of the Tempest was described by reviewers as ‘vivid, provocative and thoughtful’.