Davey Faye and True Blue have been tying together in rope for the last two years, with a heartfelt dedication to exploring the visceral, the vulnerable, and the exquisite intimacy of breath and artistry that can both weave and unwind through shibari. Together they tempt the shadows and invite the light, showing up to raw surrender and vibrant joy, in a mutual exchange of beauty and strength. Selected photos of their private work and public performances have captured awe and inspired many – for the first time, these two powerhouses of switchy glory will design a full length photoshoot to incite the mind, elate the heart, and boil the blood.
At Ropecraft Chicago 2018, Blue and Davey seek to manifest the creation of something magical. Drawing from Blue’s love of coaxing out the divine feminine and Davey’s enthusiasm for unleashing the primal power of the beast within, this collaborative photo project with exceptional Ropecraft staff photographer Jack Chase seeks to capture the utterly authentic. Ritual objects of power, sensation play, sometimes cheeky interchanges and often sensitive subtleties will combine with intentional ties to reveal struggle, contortion, friction, adoration, and the sublime. Their fascination for erotic nuance and delicious challenge will palpably compose representations of striking shibari art, while simultaneously providing a window to genuine human connection, and leave the viewer curious, stimulated, and breathless.
The desire for art with a heartbeat is tangible, and what better context than rope? Davey and Blue aim to create “art from life” and bare themselves completely and with integrity, with the hope of achieving a pendulum of emotion and experience bridging tweaky and transcendent. Please join us in sponsoring this imaginative venture and come away with access to the entire series of impactful images, preserve a piece of Ropecraft history with signed prints to beautify your home, or treat your senses to the limited opportunity to witness the artists at work. Be a part of something profound, sexy, and real. Who knows where the rope will carry them – please come along for the journey.
This is not an official ROPECRAFT event. ROPECRAFT, Jack Chase, and Gray Miller Creative LLC are providing resources to enable these artists to create something beautiful and be fairly compensated for their skills, time, and materials.
SOME RESTRICTIONS APPLY: ROPECRAFT Chicago 2018 registration required for the Observer Experience. Observers are not allowed to disturb the photo session or they will be asked to leave without refund. This session may overlap with other ROPECRAFT events.
“The desire for art with a heartbeat is tangible, and what better context than rope?”
Jack Chase will provide a web gallery with all of the photos, expertly edited, from the session from start to finish. This is for personal viewing only, but is not time-limited in any way.
The three artists will choose their favorite shot for a high-quality 8×10 photo print. This will be signed by the rigger and model and mailed after ROPECRAFT Chicago. Full web gallery access is also included with this purchase.
This EXCLUSIVE pass allows one person to sit in on the photo art session and quietly observe the rigger, model, and photographer as they create their art. There will also be a short Q&A after it completes. This also includes the full Gallery Access and a signed print delivered after ROPECRAFT.
TrueBlue has been teaching and performing Shibari (Japanese Rope Bondage) in San Francisco, and across the U.S., since 2012. In June 2017, she opened VoxBody Studio, the Bay Area’s first rope-dedicated venue. Blue is part of an active rope community in the Bay Area, teaching classes and hosting events regularly, and running a suspension performance booth at Folsom Street Fair since 2014, and performing at events such as Twisted Windows, What the Festival, and Vau de Vire Society productions. She is an enthusiastic sWitch, and launched a Women Tying Women series and RopeCoven to provide safe containers for female-identified and gender NB rope lovers to explore this intimate and vulnerable practice.
MxDaveyFaye is an enigmatic sadomasochist with an appetite for primalism and scarification. They are an enthusiastic rope artist, educating exhibitionist, delightful dragon, and community oriented woo-tastic playslut full of service and snark. Reviewed as both a sexual savant and shamanic healer, you can find this “cruel-to-be-kind bitch of a switch” regularly presenting at Voxbody Studios, the SF Citadel, and increasingly at national rope conventions. Davey is a founding facilitator of Oakland Rope Collective, a managing partner of Bondage-A-Go-Go, and creator of the ongoing series the Sadistic Shaman’s Toolbox. For over a decade, Davey Faye has danced, surrendered, and battled in rope both privately and publicly at events such as Kink.com’s Upper Floor, Opel Productions’ Masquerotica & Phantasm, MBE, and other venues.