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

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



Dates: 21/07/2016
Times: 19:30 - 21:00


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.