Le corps qui aime, le corps qui jouit


22/02/2019 - 22/02/2019

Le corps qui aime, le corps qui jouit Le corps qui aime, le corps qui jouit

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The body, the vessel of reproduction, is also the seat of desire and sensual release. The religious vision, which yearns for purity and is wary of the flesh, oscillates between veneration of and contempt for the body, which may be both a receptacle for the divine and a place of perdition. How do religions regard love, desire and sexuality? What are the consequences for our freedom and dignity?


Axelle Red first rose to fame in Belgium at the mere age of 15, with her first single ‘Little Girls.’ Ten years later, she gained international acclaim with the release of her debut album ‘Sans plus attendre,’ featuring hit single ‘Sensualité.’ This year, the popstar presents her new album ‘Exil.’ After a wide array of singles concerning her engagement for UNICEF and Handicap International, she returns with an album about love and sensuality.


Somewhere between Algeria, France and Canada, Djemila Benhabib continues to resist those who try to silence her. In her essays, Benhabib fights for freedom of speech, women’s rights, secularism and social equality. As an author, after standing up to the movement trying to convert Algeria to Islamic rules ‘by fire and blood,’ she has received multiple awards for her political engagement for women, minors and the press.


The commitment of historian and psychoanalyst Sylvie Lausberg is present throughout all of her work. She strives for accessible scientific knowledge for everyone and uses her own background to make the contemporary conflicts as available to the public as possible. Apart from that, she is head of the department of Studies & Strategies of the Secular Action Center, president of the Council of French-speaking Women in Belgium and member of the Federal Council for Equal Rights between men and women.

Flagey, Le Soir, RTBF, ULB, VUB

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