Friday 3rd Jun 2016
The June Soap Box will be hosting the Czech Republic’s ‘first lady of rope’ Edna & her beautiful model Anea Capaken, internationally acclaimed self-suspension artist Kasia Zawadzka (aka Skinny Redhead), and the elegant Laced Lines, with Laura Cylon as her model (gracing The Soap Box stage for the second time!).
Additionally, we will also be screening a short film, “Flesh” by Norwegian artist Marte Gunnufsen - which features rope by two familiar faces at Anatomie Studio!
Tickets for the evening are priced at £15 each and you can buy tickets here.
Edna & Anea Capaken
Edna and Anea Capaken have been tying together for more than two years now, and their approach to rope has evolved during that time from tying fancy ties to enjoying the pure intimacy. Edna focuses more on feeling emotions than showing off complicated ties, she uses just a few ropes to tie beautiful Anea. Their connection is based on mutual trust, respect, love, a piece of rope and a cane.
One of the pioneers of UK self-suspension rope performance, Kasia (aka Skinny Redhead) has worked with some of the worlds leading rope practitioners including Kinoko Hajime, Saki Kamijoo and Esinem. She also frequently models for photographic and artistic collaborative projects. Recent appearances include German Fetish Ball, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, DIVE, BARK and ANATOMY as well as self-suspension performances throughout Europe including Germany, France and Greece. She regularly performs at Torture Garden international events in Scotland, Rome and London, and is currently studying for a diploma in Physical Theatre in Edinburgh.
Laced Lines & Laura Cylon
“I think the beauty of rope is many-faceted, and completely dependent on who you tie with. As a top I revel in their beauty, their suffering and their pleasure in a visceral way. The way that I tie can be very close and overwhelming - I love to play with tempo and expectation. Laura and I haven’t tied together for many years, so I expect this tie to be part excitement of a reunion long overdue, and part joy in blissful chemistry.”
With the primary aim of presenting the body as abstract sculpture, Norwegian artist Marte Gunnufsen takes recourse in traditional Japanese rope-bondage. This film was first screened in May 2016 as part of an exhibition in Oslo supported by the Norway Arts Council.
Marte Gunnufsen (b. 1980, Justøya) lives and works in Oslo. She has an MA in classical piano performance with specialisation in contemporary music from the Grieg Academy in Bergen and the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo (2009), and a BA from Bergen Academy of Art and Design (2014). Gunnufsen has held solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions at museums and galleries in Norway, Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, and the USA.