8 May 2016, 7.00 – 9.30pm
Transmission Gallery, Glasgow
An evening of moving image, conversation and drinks organised to coincide with Sidsel Meineche Hansen’s exhibition No Right Way 2 Cum.
No Right Way 2 Cum is (also) the title of a CGI animation – a feminist ‘cum shot’ video made in response to the British Board of Film Classification’s recent ban on female ejaculation in UK-produced pornography. The piece is inspired by sex-activist workshops on female ejaculation run by Deborah Sundahl and Susie Bright, the former editors of On Our Backs.
The 1980s witnessed the emergence of woman-produced lesbian pornography, politically allied to sex-positive feminism, lesbian and gay liberation and AIDS activism. Magazines like On Our Backs came to define the look and politics of lesbian culture as the ‘sex wars’ was fought in feminist thought and activism.
Thinking about this history in relation to No Right Way 2 Cum, an exhibition and series of events that explores the relation of sex to digital space, this event will present an intergenerational conversation on feminism, censorship, the pornographic image and their dialogue with visual art.
Sidsel Meineche Hansen, No Right Way 2 Cum (2016) 80sec.
Kathy Daymond, Nice Girls Don’t Do It (1989), 13mins
Lorna Boschman, True Inversions (1992), 24mins
Lulu Sanchez / Fatale Productions, Bathroom Sluts (1991) Extract, 15mins
Kajsa Dahlberg, Female Fist (2006), 20mins
Sidsel Meineche Hansen produces exhibitions, interdisciplinary seminars and publications that foreground the body and its industrial complex, in what she refers to as a ‘techno-somatic variant of institutional critique’. Her research-led practice has taken the form of woodcut prints, sculptures and CGI animations, often made by combining her own low-tech manual craft with outsourced, skilled digital labour.
Radclyffe Hall is a concomitant group of artists and writers dedicated to exploring culture, aesthetics and learning through the lens of contemporary feminism. With no fixed membership or base, it was first described in the Fall/Winter of 2015, though it has anonymously participated in a number of public presentations prior to this date, in art institutions in Tallinn, Glasgow, New York, and London.
Read more about the exhibition and upcoming events co-organised by Sidsel Meineche Hansen and Transmission: http://transmissiongallery.org/Calendar/No-Right-Way-2-Cum/6