French artist Laure Prouvost chats to Adrian Searle about her new installation ‘Swallow’ at Whitechapel Gallery, London.
Prouvost has just won the Max Mara art prize for women. ‘Swallow’ is an immersive, sensual film that captures the taste of the sun, eating raspberries, and the sensation of bathing naked in a waterfall.
Her exhibition runs until 7th April.
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International Women’s Day has been running since the early 1900s – a time of great unrest and critical debate amongst women who were questioning their role in society. In 1908, 15,000 women marched through New York demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights.
If you’ve ever thought science is a turn off, prepare to have your mind opened with the Science of Sex Weekend at Brighton Science Festival 2013. Why are people gay? What really goes on behind closed doors in a clap clinic? How can we ensure children get the sex education they need in a responsible way – and are they too sexualised? All these topics and more will be explored by some of the UK’s top sex educators, scientists and experts.
Hooray for porn! What would we be without it? Bored, repressed, frustrated. Porn nails the lie that sex is something we should be ashamed of. Porn tells us that that sex doesn’t just come in vanilla flavour.
Lesbian, bisexual, bicurious? Women needed for channel 4 documentary about female sexuality
The Garden Productions is looking for single women and couples who want to improve their sex life for a new TV documentary.
Why do more than 80% of girls dread having their periods and expect them to hurt?
What are the alternatives to mainstream sanitary products?
How do you ease PMS without taking painkillers or the Pill?
Monthlies: The Moon Inside You For Teens is a new film about menstruation by Diana Fabianova.
This a body of work (films, paintings and portraits) directed by visual artist Rachel Gadsden around the theme of ‘invisible trauma’, something she has first-hand experience of with diminishing sight and spinal problems. Gadsden worked with the Bambanani artist-activist group from South Africa, who use art to explore HIV/AIDS, offering a perspective on what it means to experience disabling conditions and to fight for life in the face of social taboos.
Gadsden was inspired to get in touch with the group after seeing images of ‘bodymaps’ by one of the members, artist and activist Nondumiso Hlwele, at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge. ‘Bodymaps’ are life-sized images, which trace the contours of the painter’s body to articulate the impact of HIV/AIDS.
Once a cure for ‘hysterical’ women needing to ‘relax’ – vibrators are now so popular that people are queuing round the block for them in the Big Apple.
In early August hundreds of New Yorkers were left frustrated and pissed off when city authorities decided to halt the giveaway due to permit issues that was to award 10,000 lucky citizens with their own buzzing toy of heaven. However ‘the man’ has now decided that the giveaway can indeed go ahead. So for those who spent an unofficial office break queuing outside a make shift hot dog stand – they can now get back there for their very own piece of tasty sausage action.