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Mirene Arsanios

“...I also realize that sex is war's best counterpart. Beirut exists between these two poles.”

Álvaro Enrigue

“To feel pleasure is to trade the body for bodily sensation”

Lisandro Alonso

“Simple questions are also complex: What do we need to be happy? How do we communicate with each other?”

Rebecca Solnit

“...sensuality can be everywhere and anywhere, in all the pleasures of the body, including the rhythms of walking...”

Alasdair Gray

“No nation could exist without the sex drive, also widely known as love.”

Carlos Reygadas

“This is true for sex. For me, personally, there’s no more spiritual way of expressing love than through a sexual act.”

Oscar Van Den Boogaard

“The city became the city of faces, and faces opened up the way to bodies. I wanted to get to know them all.”

Catherine Breillat

“I have to desire him. I have to like him; I have to want him in order for it to come across in the film. With this character, I was absolutely overwhelmed by him and constantly surprised by him...”

Viviane De Muynck

“People would come up and touch me without saying anything.”

Atelier Bow-Wow

“...the intangible allows us to share with others. It is exactly that sharing, that to Yoshi and me can become erotic...”

Miet Warlop

“...the men I’ve loved have mostly been people who can carry me off to ‘somewhere’ else...”

Paola Antonelli

“...when it comes to materials there is an immediate language that is understandable to everybody. The sensuality - or lack there of - is immediately graspable...”
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