When the body says Yes is an immersive video installation by melanie bonajo (them/their). bonajo brought together a group of international genderqueer people, many with a bicultural identity, to cast a collective spell in the form of a pleasure-positive camp where “skinship” is celebrated. When the body says Yes is a gentle invitation to let yourself be transported on a journey of discovery.
With this installation artist, filmmaker, sexological bodyworker, somatic sex coach and educator, hug workshop leader, and activist melanie bonajo represented the Netherlands at the 2022 Venice Biennale. The work was commissioned by the Mondriaan Fonds and curated by the team of Orlando Maaike Gouwenberg, Geir Haraldseth and Soraya Pol. The installation is a collaboration with Théo Demans.