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A Shibari Year

Matthias Gore is a German-born American contemporary artist. He specializes in rope installations and Shibari performances. During the past year, Matthias set himself the goal of doing one Shibari scene per month in order to fulfill a Shibari year. We interviewed Matthis, and this is what he said: How did you come up with the…
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Find Out

You know what they say: don’t ask questions you don’t want the answer to. Clearly, it’s great advice. Unfortunately, it is also impossible to follow, since we humans are born curious and stay curious all throughout our lives. Therefore, I don’t feel guilty for what I did. After all, I needed to find out. And…
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Chaos, Order, and Shibari

I am an artist. For me, that means to be someone who creates metaphors of life. In other words, I create lies that tell the truth. Some artists use words or sounds, I use ropes. For me, a bondage scene is a statement about chaos, order, and Shibari. Let me explain. Rope by itself is…
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Destiny Ties You. Will Unties You

Art in general is a metaphor for the human condition. Shibari, with its strong artistic value, is no exception. Its rope dynamic shows us that, while destiny ties you, will unties you, as we will see. The old Greek philosophers defined Destiny as the life circumstances given to each person. Nobody had control over these.…
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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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