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Pornceptual does Amsterdam

Pornceptual does Amsterdam

Pornceptual is an art movement encompassing digital media, exhibitions, screenings, club nights and a yearly printed publication. Their vision is to present pornographic art as queer, diverse and inclusive. After a first encounter with Parallel earlier this year, Pornceptual returns during ADE.

Music is at the heart of Pornceptual's events, but they also propose visual experiences like art performances and a cinema room. More private cruising areas are provided so you have the chance to sexually explore yourself.

No Pornceptual night is ever the same, but please abide to the dress code (erotic, fetish & creative outwear) and the no photo policy. Pornceptual's safe space guidelines can be found below.

PORNCEPTUAL'S SAFE SPACE GUIDELINES


Pornceptual is a safe social space. We will not wait for issues of harm to happen but will proactively challenge oppression & hierarchy in everything we do.

Our parties should be inclusive and supportive spaces for all women (trans, intersex and cis) and all non binary, agender and gender variant people. Self-definition is at the sole discretion of that individual. We do not police gender in our spaces. If you are here, it is because you feel that our gender inclusion policy includes you, and therefore you are welcome.

We want to create a community that recognises and challenges the oppression & exploitation that some of us are harmed by, and some of us benefit from.

Some people are survivors of domestic, sexual and state violence. Our community aims to be survivor-centered. We all respond to harmful experiences differently.

RULES


1. Consent;
Make sure the other person(s) is/are participating freely and readily. You can confirm if you have consent both verbally and by checking the other person’s body language. Someone on drugs or too drunk to make decisions doesn’t have the mental capacity to give consent. Somebody who is asleep or unconscious cannot give consent. Don’t flirt with someone who needs care, ask for help and find the awareness team. Your partner has the right to withdraw their consent at any time using verbal or non-verbal language. Once consent is withdrawn you must stop engaging in sexual activity immediately.

2. Ask, Don’t Asume;
Your comfort level - be it certain topics of conversation, violence, nudity, sex, etc. - might be easy for you, but triggering for others. Respect everyone’s identity and background, including pronouns and names. Do not assume anyone’s gender identity, sexual preference, economic status, background, health, etc. There is endless strength and beauty in our differences.

3. Check your privileges;
The body & life you’ve been born into might come with specific privileges, but this isn’t universal for all. Take a moment to think about the systems and biases that work in your favor each day. Let’s create healing for others, instead of piling on more suffering. Listen to your POC friends, listen to your trans & non-binary friends. This is not to say that you have not struggled in your own life or experienced many disadvantages, but allow yourself to move beyond your own worldview, in order to try to understand those held by other people.

4. Give Space;
Don’t follow, stare, or interrupt; forcing yourself & your opinions onto others is not sexy. Some of us just wanna dance & escape, not cruise or mingle. If your advances go unreciprocated, don’t take the rejection personally, simply move on. We should all take on the responsibility of being caring bystanders, not just in our spaces, but in our day-today. If you witness aggressive sexual advances or racist/transphobic comments, step in and personally intervene in a non-confrontational way.

5. Calling out;
if you have acted or spoken harmfully, even if unintentionally, someone will bring this up with you. If this happens, listen and reflect on what they are saying also if you think they may be wrong. Don’t try to absolve yourself of responsibility.6. Learning; if you don’t understand something, just ask. We are each responsible for our learning and if we feel able, for sharing it with others.7. Community Accountability; When we work together in this radical and transformative way, we are creating the change we wish to see in the world.

Parallel

A new chapter in Amsterdam’s nightlife.

Parallel is a place where people can feel whole and be their entire selves with all their differences and individualities celebrated.

With one foot in the now and one foot in the future, parallel produces and showcases multifaceted club nights, concerts, exhibitions, art installations, and spoken word.

Let's celebrate a new chapter in amsterdam's nightlife together.

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A new chapter in Amsterdam’s nightlife.

Parallel is a place where people can feel whole and be their entire selves with all their differences and individualities celebrated.

With one foot in the now and one foot in the future, parallel produces and showcases multifaceted club nights, concerts, exhibitions, art installations, and spoken word.

Let's celebrate a new chapter in amsterdam's nightlife together.

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Festival FAQ

Yes, all official ADE Festival events listed on the ADE website are accessible with your ADE Pro Pass (limited capacity at venues). When capacity has been reached, a one in one out rule applies.

A very limited number of events, including the Nils Frahm seated concert at Concertgebouw and the Eric Prydz HOLO show have had an RSVP list for Pro Pass holders. Only the RSVP grants entry to the shows.

For (individual) festival tickets make sure to check out our program and simply add tickets to your basket as you explore all events.

Tip: Filter the program by "Show only events with available tickets" to get a quick view.

Most festival events have an age limit of 18+ (and sometimes even 21+ or 23+), these are Dutch governmental rules which say that below the age of 18 you are not allowed to enter a club. Please double-check the promotors website to be sure you can enter the event.

We dance together, so please be mindful of yourself and each other. We expect an open attitude from our visitors towards other guests, regardless of their origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion and age. If you see or experience any unwanted attention, harassment or behavior of any kind that makes you uncomfortable, please speak out and notify staff.

Please keep in mind: we love being your annual host, therefore, we would like to ask you to enjoy responsibly.

ADE is proud partner of the Celebrate Safe campaign.
Check out Unity's 10 tips to Celebrate Safe during ADE:


Prepare ♥ Be at your best

Just say Know ♥ Inform yourself

Pace yourself ♥ Take things slowly

Better safe than sorry ♥ Less is more

Think for yourself ♥ Care about others

Love your body ♥ Take time to recover


Have fun and Celebrate Safe!

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