Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science

    February 02, 2018
    February 27, 2018
    Project Space Plus, Architecture and Design Building, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool Campus, Lincoln

    As part of the University of Lincoln’s celebrations for LGBT History Month, ‘Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science’ presents an international video art exhibition exploring the role of hormones in our everyday lives.

    The exhibition, which will run from Friday 2nd until Tuesday 27th February 2018 at the University of Lincoln’s Project Space Plus gallery, will feature the work of 14 international artists and collectives. It showcases a range of thought-provoking videos exploring various themes, including the emotional impact of hormones, new reproductive medical technologies, the hormonal effects of menopause, and the right to determine one’s own gender and identity.

    A series of public discussions will run alongside the video art exhibition, featuring keynote speakers from a variety of backgrounds, including artists, activists, psychologists, journalists and academics.

    • Thursday 8th February: “From Silence of the Lambs to Orange is the New Black: Changing Representations of Trans People”. Speakers include writer and broadcaster, Paris Lee, artist and non-binary trans activists, Fox Fisher and Owl, and actress Rebecca Root.

    • Thursday 15th February: “Sex, Science and the Body: Medicine and LGBTIQ People”. Speakers include Dr David A. Griffiths, University of Surrey, Dr Janet Weston, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and psychologist, Dr Christina Richards.

    • Thursday 22nd February: “Girls Gone Wild: Women Use Hormones to Take Control?” Speakers include Dr Hera Cook, University of Otago, Dr Alana Harris, King’s College London, and artists Holly Slingsby and Sarah Homewood.
    All the debates will take place from 6pm until 8pm in the Jackson Lecture Theatre, Minerva Building, on the University’s Brayford Pool campus.

    The programme of events forms part of a major research project funded by The Wellcome Trust investigating how hormone research has impacted medical sexual knowledge in the twentieth century.

    Prior booking is not necessary but seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.