Liverpool Biennial 2016: Sarah Browne and Jesse Jones: The Truncheon and the Speculum

    Date/Time: Thursday 21 July 2016. 19:30 - 21:00
    Event: Performance - Liverpool Biennial 2016: Sarah Browne and Jesse Jones: The Truncheon and the Speculum
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    Broadcast live, at: www.biennial.com/live
    21 July, 19:30

    This live broadcast of a workshop at News From Nowhere, part of the Flashback episode, explores historic state violence enacted through gynaecological means, identifying the Contagious Diseases Act of 1860 as a key moment. This legislation addressed the threat of venereal disease to British soldiers, and permitted compulsory gynaecological inspection of women suspected to be prostitutes in certain military camps in England and Ireland.

    Commissioned by Artangel (UK) and Create, with additional support from Heart of Glass.