LGBTQ exhibition and audio experience
- 15–30 September 2018
- Venue: Core building
- Free with Eden admission
An immersive exhibition featuring photographic portraits and sound recordings which explore gender identity, plus the opportunity to listen to a series of thought-provoking and moving podcasts that bring LGBTQ history to life.
0 1 photography exhibition, by Daniel Barter
This exhibition explores and serves as a platform for gender identities that fall outside, or don’t conform to, a gender binary. Beautiful photographic portraits made as glass plates using a 19th century technique (wet plate collodion) are accompanied by sound recordings of the sitters' interviews.
Both the interviews and the photoshoots are a collaboration, providing the participants with creative freedom and agency over how they wish to be portrayed and allowing for each model to express their own identity.
Making Gay History Audio Experience
Alongside the gender identity exhibition, we’re featuring a series of rare archival interviews that reveal the personal stories behind the fight for LGBTQ equality.
Three decades ago, writer Eric Marcus criss-crossed the US, interviewing a hundred leaders, champions of and witnesses to the LGBTQ civil rights movement. Now presented as a podcast, Making Gay History’s emotionally immersive 15- to 20-minute episodes feature conversations with, among others, trans icon, self-described drag queen and Stonewall uprising veteran Sylvia Rivera, lesbian activist and co-founder of National Coming Out Day Jean O’Leary, and Vito Russo, co-founder of GLAAD and ACT UP, who discusses LGBTQ representation in film, the AIDS epidemic, and how we can look back and learn from the past. Find out more about the Making Gay History podcast.
Proud Eden, 29 September
This exhibition is on during Proud Eden, an evening of music, performance, and talks as a celebration of LGBTQ culture. Find out more and get tickets.
Other art exhibitions and residencies
We'll be hosting a range of temporary exhibitions and art installations – throughout the year there'll be live events, stories, workshops and sci-art residencies bringing different parts of our Invisible World into focus. Find out more about our Invisible Worlds exhibition.