Christian & Grit are two of the main protagonists of TOUCH ME NOT, the Golden Bear winner at the Berlinale 2018.
‘TOUCH ME NOT is not just a movie. It is an experience. So intimate and so profound… a self-discovery trip.’ (KINOZEIT)
‘An eye opening look at human sexuality. A relentessly immersive tour de force. ‘ (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER)
Free spirits, free hearts, Ambassadors of Awesomeness, Christian and Grit started their inspiring relationship back in 2014. They are energetic human rights activists, passionate travellers around the world and curious explorers of intimacy. They are outspoken advocates for the rights of disabled people, for better accessibility and inclusion in the community. They have a particular interest in sexuality and disability. Christian runs a blog on the topic, called ‘kissability.de‘.
They also give talks on the topic and participate in several cultural projects focusing on positive views on (differently-abled) bodies and empowerment. They are very open for experiments, foster mutual empowerment and bring the different abilities into the relationship for the benefit of both. This may sound very obvious and normal and for most couples it is. But when disability comes into play, there are preconceptions which they want to overcome by being a role model – or put simply by living their lifes and telling about it.
Communication, trust and enriched sensuality are three pillars of harmonious relationships that can be experienced deeply in this workshop on immobilisation, empathy and eroticism. Many paralysed people say that immobilisation brings more sensitivity in the body parts where people still feel sensations. The participants will experience what happens when body parts are immobilized.
To let go of control, to trust and surrender to the situation can often give a certain kind of inner freedom and arouse the senses. Verbalisation of one’s own needs is encouraged for better communication.