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DRAWN BY DESIRE: Women's Animation On Sex

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13:00 Sat 19 Jan 2019


Sex is a ubiquitous subject in art, but often falls into tired tropes. Looking to the medium of short form animation, Nobody Ordered Wolves asks how we can create new ways of looking at sex in hopes of finding new ways of thinking about sex, beyond the coy and often pornographic.

Animation creates a unique safe space for women animators to visualise desire, reshape sexuality and say what is otherwise unsayable about bodies brought together, showing sex away from the male gaze. The films in this programme range from the nakedly educational, via the confessional, to the absurd and delightful. Standby for a seminar on the clitoris, that moment when a cartoon teddy realises ‘I like girls’ and a pansexual plasticine softboi - in short, sex and all it can mean to us. 77’

To follow, writer Eimear McBride, author of The Lesser Bohemians and A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing will be in conversation on making art about sex and sexuality with writer and critic Jennifer Hodgson.

Content notice: This programme contains highly sexual imagery and graphic sexual language.


The Mall, St James's
020 7930 3647
£14 / concs £11

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