Trans Studies: Reflections and Advances

Wednesday March 23rd, 2016, 1–6 pm 
University of Leeds, UK
                                                                                                   A sound used in speech, 2013
the Trans Studies: Reflections and Advances seminar will follow.
Sexgen is a collaborative interdisciplinary network bringing together  gender and sexuality based research centres around the North of England and Scotland. We aim to bring academic research, writing and thinking on gender and 
sexuality into conversation with the ideas, cultural expressions and knowledge of community groups, 
cultural sites and activist organisations. 

Moving Beyond the Binaries of Sex and Gender

Tuesday 22nd March 2016, 09.00 – 17.30
University of Leeds, UK

Keynote Speaker: CN Lester

                                                                                                                                                        As we use to be, 2012

The academic conceptualisations of sex and gender have undergone significant renegotiations over the last 20 years. There has been increasing discussion and visibility of challenges to hegemonic notions of embodiment and identity, although the social dominance of the gender binary can limit intellectual exploration. 
This conference aims to provide a space to consider non-binary theorisations, methodological developments, 
and empirical observations of sex and/or gender.

This conference aims to stimulate synergistic conversations to enrich potential research trajectories. While we aim to create a space for researchers to gain exposure to each other’s work (giving feedback, and forming networks is both a rewarding and essential part of academia), we hope to also facilitate access for members of non-binary trans and intersex communities to contemporary research that is relevant to their lives. Through this, we hope for reciprocal, symbiotic relationships to flourish, whereby minority groups are empowered by their ability to voice views of research, 
improving the quality and potential of activist as well as academic work.

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Among 'Navigating Global Flows', Roberta Orlando takes part in 



Performance Voyage 6 Tour

                                                                                                                                  Come Out Italy, Come Out!, 2013
11 Mar – 9 Apr
The Finnish Institute in Stockholm, Sweden

18 Mar
Index International Performance Festival, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

14 Apr – 17 Apr
FAR OFF art fair, Cologne, Germany

18 Apr
Projektraum TOOLBOX - Finnish-German Art Space, Berlin, Germany

14 May – 5 Jun
'AIM Wrocław 2016', Barbara, Wrocław, Poland

The tour continues in the summer with locations in France, USA, Italy and elsewhere.
Additional information later!

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The videos for this year's Performance Voyage have been published and the project has started its world tour.

The collection is a series of international video performances produced by Artists' Association MUU. 

The premiere exhibition at the Finnish Institute in Stockholm was festively opened on the 10th of March.

The next screening will be held on the 18th of March in the Dominican Republic. The tour compilation of 14 video performances will be shown as a part of the international Index Performance Festival. 

The spring season's other tour locations are Cologne, Berlin and Wrocław.



Performance Voyage 6

11 March - 9 April 2016
Opening: Thursday 10 March, 6pm
Finnish Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

                                                                                                                                  Come Out Italy, Come Out!, 2013

Produced by Artists’ Association MUU, Performance Voyage 6 is a series of international video performances that will have its world premiere at the Finnish Institute in Stockholm from 11 March to 9 April 2016. The show comprises 17 works by 17 artists or groups. Performance Voyage 6 has three facets – the exhibition, a world tour, and a DVD publication. The works were selected by a jury composed of Annette Arlander (artist and professor), Juha-Heikki Tihinen (curator, Pro Artibus Foundation) and Timo Soppela (director, MUU).
The works in Performance Voyage 6 were chosen from submissions received in response to an international open call. The theme Future/Tomorrow inspired artists to explore our ever receding future and search for thing as-yet-to-be, whether future hopes or dystopias of desperation. How do we see the future? What hopes, fears and expectations does it awaken in us? Artists around the world were invited to send in their visions of the future, which could be the literal tomorrow, the world in the year 2050, or something inexplicably far away from us both in time and in space.
After the exhibition, Performance Voyage 6 will go in a world tour that covers several countries including Germany, Italy and the United States. In 2016, the Performance Voyage 6 compilation will be presented internationally in 15 different locations, including Scandinavia, Continental Europe and Canada.