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Workshop - Mary Maggic: Open Source Estrogen

Fri 15 May
Free entry
2 hour Online Workshop - free admission How do bodies queer at the molecular level? How is this queering inextricably tied to industrial capitalism? And is there a way out of capitalist ruins, one that has been further exacerbated by the pandemic? Combining body and gender politics and environmental toxicity, this workshop centers on the concept of “open source estrogen,” the underlying premise that hormonal molecules are ubiquitously all around us, and available for us to hack, mutate, and become-with. Through this process of socio-political excavation, we can begin to "emancipate the hormone molecule,” unboxing its molecular mystique. The 2-hour workshop will begin with a talk on hormonal histories and fictions and finish with a hands-on urine hormone extraction protocol. The materials list can be found here for those who wish to follow along: Free Admission All sessions will be held in English and conducted via Zoom – you will receive an invitation link after your registration. Please note that sessions might be (partially) recorded and published. We will provide you with more details soon. Registration and further information: The workshop is part of a series of online talks and workshops with practitioners of Pirate Care within the exhibition “…of bread, wine, cars, security and peace”. Pirate Care is mapping collective practices that are emerging in response to the various aspects of the neoliberal crisis of care, ranging from the criminalisation of migration to the rollback of reproductive rights or the introduction of workfare regimes. In a series of online talks and workshops practitioners of Pirate Care will share their insights and knowledge about strategies to collectivise care labour in imaginative ways.
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Kunsthalle Wien