Watch live broadcasts from Liverpool Biennial 2016.

Sarah Browne and Jesse Jones: The Truncheon and the Speculum
Thursday 21 July, 7.30pm 

This live broadcast of a workshop at News From Nowhere 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.

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.