Hormones are an integral part of the human body and people have been using them for a variety of reasons since scientists discovered that they impact how we function.
The Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science video art exhibition sees 15 artists and collectives present their experiences and interpretations of the various roles these essential chemicals play.
In these works, the artists explore how hormone use has affected sexuality, gender identity and fluidity, and how it has offered some people the freedom to express themselves. The works highlight and comment on the major role society plays in influencing and regulating gender identity. Other artists look at the medicalisation of women’s bodies in relation to birth control, menopause and ageing, and offer different perspectives on how we use hormones to improve and sometimes constrain our lives in ways we rarely consider.
Using techniques such as 3D animation, stop motion, and infrared video across a range of formats including performance for the camera, music video and documentary, established and emerging artists from countries including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Colombia, Denmark, France, Italy, Japan, Sweden, UK, Uruguay and the USA offer viewers a unique insight into a world of powerful chemicals and the reactions they produce.
Project Space Plus, Lincoln, UK
1 – 27 February 2018
Peltz Gallery, London, UK
10 May – 11 June 2018
Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), Spain
4 – 28 October 2018
LABS Gallery Arte Contemporanea, Bologna, Italy
22 November – 19 December 2018