TRANSITIONAL STATES: HORMONES AT THE CROSSROADS OF ART & SCIENCE
01.02.2018 – 15.12.2018
Lincoln / London / Barcelona / Bologna
What effect do hormone uses have on emotions, sensations, sexual expression and desire? This touring video art exhibition presents the work of 15 artists and collectives who explore the immense role hormones have on our everyday life.
The works raise crucial questions about how society influences and regulates gender identity, and capture broader explorations of sexuality and gender fluidity. The featured artists take viewers on sometimes intensely personal journeys and demonstrate the liberation they have experienced through the use of hormones. Other works look at the medicalisation of women’s bodies in relation to birth control, menopause and ageing, and offer an important commentary on how we use hormones to improve and sometimes constrain our lives in ways we rarely consider.
Artists, performers, writers and activists have employed various techniques to produce these works, including 3D animation, stop motion, and infrared video, and use a range of formats such as performance for the camera, music video, documentary, TV show and online feeds.
An international jury selected participants following a world-wide open call and the exhibition features 15 established and emerging artists from countries including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Denmark, Brazil, Columbia, France, Italy, Sweden, UK, Uruguay and the USA.
Transitional States has been developed and is led by Dr Chiara Beccalossi (University of Lincoln) with support from the Wellcome Trust. The video art exhibition is curated by Giulia Casalini and Diana Georgiou (Arts Feminism Queer).
The exhibition features established and emerging artists from countries including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Denmark, Brazil, Columbia, France, Italy, Japan, Sweden, UK, Uruguay and the USA. The videos use a variety of artistic techniques in their production, including 3D animation, stop motion, and infrared video, and use a range of formats such as performance for the camera, music video, documentary, TV show and online feeds.
An international and independent jury composed of Carlos Motta (artist, New York), Lois Keidan (Live Art Development Agency, London), Dr Laura Leuzzi (University of Dundee) and Issey Osman (producer, London) selected participants following a world-wide open call.
Transitional States has been developed and is led by Dr Chiara Beccalossi (University of Lincoln). The video art exhibition has been curated by Giulia Casalini and Diana Georgiou (Arts Feminism Queer).
Camila Levy Daniel, Leyla de la Hoz and Pedro Giacomolli / Gérard Chauvin and Lanah Shaï / Fox and Owl / Holly Slingsby / Immaginare T / Jennie Pedley / Juliet Jacques and Ker Wallwork / Marianna Simnett / Marne Lucas aka CuntemporaryArtist / Mary Maggic, Mango Chijo Tree and The Jayder / Orlando Myxx / Raju Rage / Sarah Homewood / Zaya Barroso.
Transitional States will visit Lincoln (Project Space Plus) and London (Peltz Gallery), Barcelona (Centre Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, CCCB), Spain, and Bologna (LABS Gallery Arte Contemporanea), Italy throughout 2018.
More info about the exhibition and programme: http://transitionalstates.com
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Project Space Plus, Lincoln, UK
1 – 27 February 2018
Programme of Events
Thursday 8 February 2018, Jackson Lecture Theatre, 6-8pm
From Silence of the Lambs to Orange is the New Black: Changing Representations of Trans People
This public discussion focuses on the representations of trans and gender diverse people in media, films and culture and will look at what has changed – and what has not – when it comes to their representation within mainstream media.
Speakers: Fox (artist, film maker and trans activist), Paris Lees (writer and broadcaster), Owl (artist and non-binary trans activist), Rebecca Root (actress). Moderated by Dr Chris O’Rourke (University of Lincoln)
Thursday 15 February 2018, Jackson Lecture Theatre, 6-8pm
Sex, Science and the Body: Medicine and LGBTIQ People
This public discussion will look at how science and medicine has treated homosexuals, medical views of trans people, and current debates about ‘gender dysphoria’. Finally, it will offer some thoughts on the ongoing debates about hormone treatments and surgery without consent on intersex individuals and offer some thoughts on changes for the future.
Speakers: Dr David A. Griffiths (University of Surrey), Dr Christina Richards (MSC DCPsychol MBACP Accred.), Dr Janet Weston (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine). Moderated by Simon Fanshawe (broadcaster and writer)
Thursday 22 February 2018, Jackson Lecture Theatre, 6-8pm
Girls Gone Wild: Women Use Hormones to Take Control?
A discussion addressing topics such as the history of the contraceptive pill, IVF and the introduction of new medical technologies, with a specific focus on whether such technologies have changed women’s sexual behaviour.
Speakers: Dr Hera Cook (University of Otago), Dr Alana Harris (King’s College London), Sara Homewood (artist), Holly Slingsby (artist). Moderated by Professor Krista Cowman.
Peltz Gallery, London, UK
10 May – 11 June 2018
Programme of events:
Wednesday 30th May 2018, 6-8.30pm
Public discussion on the pharmaceutical industry and sexuality. Confirmed speaker Dr Erika Johnson (Linköping University, Sweden)
Wednesday 6th June 2018, 6-8.30pm
Public discussion on hormones, feminism, transsexuality and intersexuality. Confirmed speakers: Prof. Celia Roberts (Lancaster University), Valentino Vecchietti, Prof. Stephen Whittle (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), Spain
4 – 28 October 2018
Programme of events to follow
LABS Gallery Arte Contemporanea, Bologna, Italy
22 November – 15 December 2018
Programme of events to follow