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Sarah Browne and Jesse Jones: The Truncheon and the Speculum

Sarah Browne and Jesse Jones, The Truncheon and the Speculum, 2016. Courtesy the artists

Sarah Browne and Jesse Jones, The Truncheon and the Speculum, 2016. Courtesy the artists

This live broadcast of a workshop at News From Nowhere, part of the Biennial's 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.

The broadcast will be accessible on Thursday 21 July at www.biennial.com/live

Sarah Browne (1981, Dublin, Ireland) and Jesse Jones (1978, Dublin, Ireland) live in Dublin. Browne and Jones are collaborating on In the Shadow of the State, a project addressing the regulation of the female body under the nation state and capitalism. The project is unfolding through a series of four performative events in Ireland and the UK throughout 2016.

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

Date

21 July 2016, 7.30pm

Watch at www.biennial.com/live