Transitional States:Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science is an international video art exhibition and programme of public events. It forms part of a wider research project, funded by the Wellcome Trust, and led by Dr Chiara Beccalossi (School of History and Heritage).
From Silence of the Lambs to Orange is the New Black: Changing Representations of Trans People
In 1991, the public was terrorised by the image of a supposedly trans-identifying serial killer in Silence of the Lambs. Their subsequent demise at the hands of the movie’s heroine saw the defeat of a much reviled character who was at odds with the experiences and representations of the trans community. For many years, the media, films and culture at large were characterised by a lack of positive representations of trans women and trans men. Yet as the 2010s began, trans people entered the mainstream media in a more positive light, especially with the launch of television series such as Orange is the New Black, Transparent and Boy Meets Girl.
- Thursday 8th February
- Jackson Lecture Theatre (Minerva Building)
- 6 - 8pm
This public discussion focuses on the representations of trans and gender diverse people in media, films and culture and will look at what has changed – and what has not – when it comes to their representation within mainstream media.
- Dr Chris O’Rourke (University of Lincoln)
- Fox (artist, film maker and trans activist)
- Paris Lees (writer and broadcaster)
- Owl (artist and non-binary trans activist)
- Rebecca Root (actress)