Category: Artists

Shibari and Contemporary Art

Shibari can be a form of contemporary art. First of all, art should not fulfill a practical purpose. Now, anyone who knows Shibari has seen that, even though it is helpful to relieve stress or to concentrate, it is actually a very contemplative activity. Point number two, it requires a specific set of skills, just…
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Shibari’s Artistic Value

It is ironic that the first form of Japanese bondage was actually a way of torture. However, as it frequently happens in human history, activities originated in a very different realm end up becoming a cultural staple on its own. Think, for example, on the phonograph. Edison’s original intention was that it served as a…
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A Tie is a Strong Hug

A tie is a strong hug: it is an erotic conduction between two people. But why is immobilizing or restricting movement erotic? To begin with, for the tied person, the effect is partly physical. Think of the pressure of the ropes on sensitive points and erogenous zones: a soft or rough friction that depends on…
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Osada Steve

To begin with, Master Osada Steve was born in Germany. He became a Japanese Shibari artist, stage performer, and general educator. Moreover, he has lived in several regions of Asia spanning almost have a decade. Osada Steve and Shibari He developed a great passion for Japanese rope arts or bondage back in the 90s. He…
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Andy Buru

Who is Andy Buru? During his time in Japan, Andy Buru became fascinated by the presence, passion and Zen in every one of life’s moments—a fascination he loves to share. Living in Stockholm, in Sweden, Andy Buru is a recognized teacher of European and Japanese rope bondage. He’s also a student of theatre, a medical…
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Barkas

Who is Barkas? Originally from Vienna, Barkas is a bondage educator, performance artist and writer who resides in Vancouver. He is the co-founder and caretaker of the Shibari studio TheSpace2, where he teaches and performs. He also imparts workshops, both locally and internationally. He has taken part in international events, such as Shibaricon, in Chicago;…
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Subay

Subay is a shibari artist and founder of Kokoro Studio, the first shibari studio based in Hong Kong. She was 8 years old when she first knew about shibari. She immediately loved the aesthetic and beauty of this ancient art. Moreover, it was an intensely erotic and emotional experience. Subay began practicing at age 18,…
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Lee David

Lee David is a professional rigger, bondage artist and photographer who was born in Chicago on August 15th, 1962. He spent the first 20 years of his life in the suburbs of Chicago, where he showed creativity and personality. However, he has focused more recently in the technical area, where he completed an engineering degree…
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Christian Red

Christian Red is a full-time rigger based in the Nottingham area of the United Kingdom. He runs rope events in England and also abroad. In them, he teaches, performs and creates art.  Christian has been studying rope for several years and has become a full time educator. His influences include several recognized riggers and rope…
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Goddexx Sombra

Goddexx Sombra is a Dominatrix, Rope Bondage Mistress, and Sadist Lover of Kinbaku. Moreover, she is a Rope Suspension practitioner, and BDSM and Kink educator, who resides in Boston. She began her journey into BDSM at 18 years old and is an advocate of the Kink and BDSM lifestyle. Godexx Sombra has been practicing, educating,…
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