Research Project. 2014 - current
Divest from patriarchy.
Normativity is a myth.
Bedfellows is a hot-blooded research project led by artists Chloe Cooper, Phoebe Davies and Jenny Moore born from the personal, the political, and the professional.
It’s about sex. Sex when you’re walking down the street, sex in school, sex when you’re shopping, sex on smart phone screens, sex in galleries, sex when you’re having dinner with your friends and sex in museums.
Sex as education. Sex re-education.
The Bedfellows project investigates sex, sexual identity, desire, consent, and feminist porn. We ask whether, as artists trained in visual literacy, we might be able to deconstruct the dominant tropes of the image-heavy sexual landscape we’re in.
It’s happening all the time but it manifested itself most recently in the form of research group meetings at, The Caged Antelope in Deptford; a public programme of workshops, performances and events at Tate Exchange (London), a Body Night at Tate Modern (London), a queer feminist porn screening with Pink & White productions (London) ; a series of SEX TALK MTGs at Serpentine Gallery (London), Tate Britain (London) and Assembly at Portland State University (USA), Bergen Assembly (Norway) and Let's Mobilize: What is feminist pedagogy? at Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg (Sweden); a lecture at Wimbledon College of Arts; and a radio interview on Radar Radio.
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