July to December: co-authored journal article affect, rhizomes, and the materiality of rope bondage for publication in the journal Corpo-Grafías with Iris Ordean
Created art installation and delivered lecture "Rope Bondage, Rhizomes, and Affective Embodiments"
At the Bodies Re-formed Conference, 3 November 2018
Academic Conference organized by the Durham University Centre for Visual Arts and Culture's Durham, England
Delivered performance provocation and lecture "Tied Up In Research: Breaking the Scholar-Practitioner Binary"
At the STR NRN's Fifth Annual Symposium, 8 July 2018
Academic Conference organized by the Society for Theatre Research New Researchers' Network London, England
Graduation, 22 June, 2018
Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Graduated with Distinction and CEU Academic Achievement Award
Thesis Defense, 18 June, 2018
Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Completed and handed in MA Thesis, "Reframing Exclusionary Identities Through Affective Affinities: A comparative study of BDSM community formation in Budapest and London"
Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, 11 June, 2018
Ongoing research for MA thesis continues, January - June 2018. London, England; Budapest, Hungary
Undertaking fieldwork covering participant observation and semi-structured ethnographic interviews.
Delivered lecture "Gender in BDSM - A Creative Practice"
At "Creative Bodies—Creative Minds," 26 March 2018
Academic Conference organized by the University of Graz, Austria
Tour Manager for Kristina Marlen's Asia Tour, 1 - 7 January, 2018 Taipei, Tainan, and Taichung, Taiwan
Hun Con organizing team member, Budapest, Hungary, 10-12 Nov 2017
Eastern Europe's only BDSM conference
Peer-reviewed journal article published, Oct 2017
"Kinbaku: the Liminal and The Liminoid in Ritual Performance."
Performance of the Real E-journal, 1 (1): 42-51.
Began research for MA thesis, September - December 2017. London, England; Budapest, Hungary
Teaching, Community Networking, and Travel:
As Tour Manager for Kristina Marlen, kicking off her first ever Asia Tour, 29-31 December, Taipei, Taiwan
Visiting and networking with kink community, Budapest, Hungary and London, England
Visiting and networking with kink community, September 2017, Budapest, Hungary
Visiting and networking with kink community, late August 2017, Berlin, Germany
Visiting and networking with kink community, early August 2017, Helsinki, Finland
Visiting and networking with kink community, 3-31 July 2017, Tokyo and various locations, Japan
Attended play party and participated in rope play, MK Studio, 9 July 2017, Tokyo, Japan
Taught private connective rope lesson. 4 June 2017, Taipei, Taiwan
Presented lecture "WIIWD - Why we must think about What It Is We Do." 4 June 2017, Taipei, Taiwan
Taught 繩課「以繩連結」 Connective Rope Workshop with ItsPlay, 3 June 2017, Taipei, Taiwan
Visited and networked with kink community leader and gender studies lecturers, 15-25 May 2017, Taichung and Tainan, Taiwan
Taught 繩課「以繩連結」 Connective Rope Workshop with ItsPlay, 5 May 2017, Taipei, Taiwan
Taught connective rope workshop, 22 April 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Taught SLAP (Singapore Learn and Play) Connective Rope Workshop, 15 April 2017, Singapore
Visited and networked with kink community, 1-12 April 2017, Bali, Indonesia
Taught connective rope workshop, 4 March 2017, Manila, Philippines
Hong Kong Kink Con organizing team member, Hong Kong, 11-13 Nov 2016
Asia's only general BDSM conference
Photoshoot rigger, Hong Kong, 23 May 2016
"Nikkari Aoi is in trouble"
Delivered lecture "Kinbaku: Liminality, Ritual Practise, and Performativity"
At "Ritual and Cultural Performance Hui and Symposium," 14 April 2016
Academic Conference organized by University of Otago, New Zealand
Delivered a lecture at Asia Kink Con, Hong Kong, 15 Nov 2015
"Kinky Directions: Past, Present, and Future"
Performed at Les Peches, Hong Kong, 31 Oct 2015
kinbaku set at HK's only LBGTQQA club night
Performed at noise=noise, Hong Kong, 7 Aug 2015
2x kinbaku sets with live DJ noise music
Attended Y-Space research workshop, Hong Kong, 24 May 2015
Tamalpa Life/Art Process
Outspoken Kinky Hong Kong community member, rope practitioner. Attended munches, parties, rope socials, practiced rope privately with friends and partners throughout 2014
Presented untitled performance intervention/installation
At "Falling About," London, England, 15 December 2013
Scholar Practitioner research lab organized by University of Roehampton Dance and Performance Research Journal
Delivered lecture "Kinbaku: Freedom Through Restraint?"
At "Generative Constraints," London, England 16 November 2013
Academic conference organized by Royal Holloway University's practise research unit
Completed and handed in MA Thesis, "Toward a Non-Binary Understanding of BDSM and Rope Bondage"
Goldsmiths University, London, England, 8 September, 2013
Delivered lecture "Internet Kinbaku: Reducing a Complex Art Form to Traditional Gender Binaries?"
At "Performing Porn (after the computer became boring)," London, England, 12 July 2013
Academic conference organized by Dani Ploeger at Brunel University and ]performance space[
Began MA Performance and Culture
Goldsmiths University, London, England, September
Took part in Burning Man Festival, Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA, 27 August - 2 September 2012
Researched kinbaku and alternative subcultures
Attended first kink class! "Kink 101" taught by Phoenix at The Stockroom, Los Angeles, USA. 15 September 2012
Visited first BDSM club night, Club Hell, Los Angeles, USA. 18 July 2010