Explore the Curiosity of Flesh Hook Suspension

Sun, Sep 2 at 7pm

  • 18+
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The act of suspension is hanging the body from hooks pierced through the flesh in various places around the body. Want to Suspend? There are many different reasons to suspend. The reasons extend from wanting a pure adrenaline or endorphin rush, to conquering ones fears, to trying to reach a new level of spiritual consciousness. People suspend to attain some sort of experience: a deeper sense of themselves, a spiritual encounter, or a letting go not being complete inside their body. Some are looking to take control over their bodies, or are seeking to prove to themselves that they can live beyond the physical, perhaps disconnect from their bodies completely. Finally, some simply seek to explore the unknown.

This workshop includes free entry to The Intrigue of Hook Suspension at 5:00pm.

All sexes, genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations welcome and celebrated.
No late entry will be allowed due to the safety information at the beginning of this workshop. Doors will be locked at 10 minutes after the start time.
Questions may be directed to: education@thefspc.org

About the Educator:

Tom Hill is a new to the Seattle, WA art community, and originally from Chicago, IL. Tom received his BA in Art, Communication and Theater from Monmouth College in 2004 and then taught at Northwestern University, Lillstreet Art Center, Beverly Art Center, and more. Even though Tom has been performing on a professional level since he was a teenager, college is where he delved into performance art creations of experiential environmentally controlled happenings.
Tom founded a performance arts and entertainment company called The Carnival of Curiosity & Chaos, where his creative team built “WOW” happenings for various nightclubs and venues. These happenings featured acts of aerial acrobatics, fire performing, escapes, circus, sideshow, and flesh hook suspension along with various types of fetish based acts. Tom is known for his artistic hook suspension performance pieces.
Tom is an experienced and licensed professional who has been performing body piercings and body modifications since 2010. Tom has toured all over the country with national tattoo conventions, as well as lectured on Hook Suspension and Needle Play showcasing those skills nationwide. To him, it's not just another piercing, it is an unique and personal experience. Therefore, the specifics and details of each person's modifications are not only important, but is the basis of the quality work and open minded attitude when providing the fine body art. With absolute procession Tom skillfully executes needle piercings to create complex and elaborate line work. The body is a resonating anchor point for the lines. His artistic vision crosses over into the care and attention to details with his piercings and needle play work. The connections are deeply evident when he works, tending to the safety and health of those who he suspends.

This event is presented by the Pan Eros Foundation. Please go to \ for more information.


Gallery Erato

309 First Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98104

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