by Thea Reifler & Katharina Merten
"This House Is Not A Home"
Lothringer 13, München
curated by k.hybrid
photos by Constanza Melénde
In the context of the exhibition "This House Is Not A Home" at Lothringer 13, Thea Reifler and Katharina Merten hosted a "Do It Yourself — Clitorian Reading Chair Workshop", following the German poet Annette von Droste-Hülshoff and her early feminist-scientific research on the hidden power of the clitoris in the 19th-century. Droste-Hülshoff used the clitoris as a figure of thought and understood it to be central to the expression of »nature-bound« sensuality. Based on this concept, she developed body-related methods and tools for writing and reading poetic texts. The workshop consisted of two parts: a Clitorian meditation and a DIY part where the participants built their own Clitorian reading chair in the style of Annette von Droste-Hülshoff.