Queering Love, Queering Hormones

Join us for the premiere of these artists’ films which explore queer notions of love, affection, and community.

Total event time: c180min

Join us for the premiere of these artists’ films which explore queer notions of love, affection, and community – and how to resist attempts to restrict definitions of our romantic drives. Produced as part of a unique project (funded by Wellcome Trust, delivered by BFI and no.w.here, in collaboration with King’s College London) the films mobilise images of petri dishes and orgies – and a Disney Princess – to examine how biomedical science (as well as the state, media and popular cinema) accounts for love. The screening interspersed with stimulating conversation, considering science not only as a historically conservative force, but also contemplating the exciting potential of a radical, queer’d science. Featuring film stock that has been (literally) treated with hormonal chemicals, mind-blowing double projection, and one special expanded performance piece, this screening should not be missed.

David Edgar

Approach/Withdraw

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Dir Juliet Jacques, Ker Walwork
UK 2016
10min

A meditation on the biology of sex and gender.

Action Potential

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Dir Jacob Love
UK 2016
12min

A hypnotic evocation of chemsex – on two screens.

Love & the Beauty of us Meeting Here

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Dir Renee Vaughan Sutherland
UK 2016
17min

How do the movies – and Julia Roberts, in particular – teach us to love?

The Colour of His Hair

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Dir Sam Ashby
UK 2016
21min

Outlawed love in 1960s Britain.

Love/Sick

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Dir Val Phoenix
UK 2016
18min

Questioning coupledom and exploring solitude amidst illness.

an apprenticeship in queer I believe it was

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Dir Nina Wakeford
UK 2016
10min

Live performance, with digital and 16mm footage, exploring lesbian community love on Greenham Common.

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