Sex is Confusing
Sex is Confusing was a research and development project that took place in a dance studio and in a science lab. The project evolved from the work Becoming Bodies (2013) and was specifically inspired by Beatrice Allegranti’s curiosity and questioning about definitions, delineations and confusions between the terms ‘sex’ and ‘gender’ across cultural and scientific discourses. Allegranti collaborated with philosopher of science Dr Christine Hauskeller (Exeter), Evolutionary geneticist Dr Max Reuter (UCL) and dance artists Jinji Garland, Jason Keenan-Smith, Layla Smith, Takeshi Matsumoto, Gerry Harrison and Geoffery Unkovich. The embodied critical engagements gave rise to questions and considerations about the biological and social construction of identities, learned socio-cultural regimes and practices and, established ways of moving. Beatrice Allegranti has written about this work for the International Journal of Arts in Psychotherapy – Special Issue on Gender in the Arts Therapies. See the article here.
Made in Collaboration with: Christine Hauskeller, Max Reuter, Jinji Garland, Jason Keenan-Smith, Layla Smith, Takeshi Matsumoto, Geoffery Unkovich, Gerry Harrison, Beatrice Allegranti
Photography: Neil Max Emmanuel
Funding & Partnerships: University of Roehampton, Department of Psychology; N Creative, TVR Roehampton