Last weekend I attended the Art of Restraint, a Quarterly Benefit for Femina Potens which is by far the best small performance and gallery space in the city for sex positive women & trans artists and art lovers to go. Femina Potens rocks.

And this event was such a melding of community and creative spectacle. I was so proud to attend — and support.

Fivestar did an incredible self-suspension in a cage, and involved the audience with clothespin participation.  The awesome cage was built by Stigma who with Leland assisted Fivestar. I was fortunate to have seen the performance, and also got to hold the video camera. (I think like the Xacti… Violet was talking to me about hers and I want to try it out and see what it’s like to do video!)

A video from Fivestar’s performance:

There were plenty of other amazing performances that night, and a video by Carnal Nation does a great job documenting some of those:

There are also some fantastic images by Violet Blue –> read her account of the event on TinyNibbles.com or SFGate.com. Here’s a beautiful photo via Violet Blue, of the heavy bondage performance by Madison Young and James Mogul.

Madison Young