Open Call | Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science

Deadline: 31 March

Calling for videos or performances for video that explore hormones, medical technologies, sexuality, gender and body modifications.

Working with a range of stakeholders, Transitional States are developing an international public engagement programme entitled ‘Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science’. The programme will consist of a traveling exhibition of videos and a number of public debates. It will start in February 2018 at Project Space Plus at the University of Lincoln and travel in May 2018 to the Peltz Gallery at Birkbeck University in London. It will then visit Bologna (venue TBC) in Italy and Barcelona (venue TBC) in Spain at the end of 2018. The exhibition will remain 15-35 days in each city where three public debates that have been created specifically for each location will supplement the exhibition. The public engagement programme aims to raise awareness of the central role hormones play in our lives and how medical research has employed them in contradictory ways.

Transitional States are inviting artists to submit existing work or to create new videos or performances for video that explore hormones, medical technologies, sexuality, gender and body modifications. They are particularly interested in the relations and interactions between hormones and transsexuality, non-binary genders, intersexuality, physical alterations, birth control, fertility, menopause, sexology and performance enhancement to boost both athletic and sexual performances.

The Jury members Lois Keidan, Laura Leuzzi, Carlos Motta and Issey Osman will select up to 10 works for the exhibition, which will be curated by the arts organisation, Arts Feminism Queer (www.cuntemporary.org).

Artists will receive a fee of £100 for screening their work and will be invited to take part in the launch of the video installation in London. Where possible, we will contribute to travel costs and cover accommodation expenses for video authors.

Transitional States will also publish a full colour catalogue for the public engagement programme, which will feature all the artists’ works and topics discussed in the public debates.

For more information, application and guidelines visit: transitionalstates.com/opencall

For further information about the open call, please contact
infotransitionalstates@gmail.com

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