By Other Means is thrilled to welcome its third #Killingit artist in residency on Herald street. During her residency, Aleksandra Karpowicz will be growing her project ‘Definition of Sex’, a film based on her awards-winning photography project ‘Let’s Talk About Sex’.
In the studio Aleksandra will continue to open a dialogue between the artist and society on the subject of sex and sexuality. Using it as a safe space in which to interview, film and discuss the subject with members of the public as well as continuing to develop their ever growing audio-visual installation 'Let's Talk About Sex'.
Her film will be presented in a series of screenings on the 20th, 21th, 25th, 26th, 27th, and the 28th of October 2017 with a press view on the 19th.
In 2015 Aleksandra started working on ‘Let’s Talk About Sex’, a psychological art experiment inspired by the famous research by Alfred Kinsey, linking human sexual behaviour to biological and social factors including gender, age, sexual orientation, culture, background and religion.
Based on this academic research, Aleksandra invited volunteers to her studio and asked them to portray an alter ego of their sexuality. The participants were then interviewed and photographed. As a development from this, the project ‘Definition of Sex’ was born. Many candidates were willing to open up and share their life stories, fantasies, fears and desires which became the basis of this film.
Within two years Aleksandra interviewed and photographed over 200 participants. ‘Definition of Sex’ presents 8 of these interviews from the project.
Friday 20th of October, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tube: Bethnal Green (3 min walk)