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Friday Lates at Science Gallery London

  • Science Gallery London Great Maze Pond SE1 9GU United Kingdom (map)

Join us for an evening of talks, workshops and performances that will challenge what ‘normal’ bodies look like and explore personal stories of living with a spare part or altered organ.

Is access to new technologies, whether state-of-the-art 3D printed limbs or the latest health app, giving us greater control over our bodies and identities? How can our society and infrastructure be better set up to meet the needs of all bodies? And is the drive to improve and optimize our bodies always healthy?

Highlights include a performance by opera singer Victoria Oruwari, who uses her voice as a prosthesis to move through spaces, a talk by Sophie de Oliveira Barata, founder of the Alternative Limb Project and a collage making workshop with malady mag.

A collage making workshop with malady mag, where no bodies created are too far from the norm.

The Yonis
Don’t miss movement girl band The Yonis who will be performing a joyful ‘song’ celebrating difference and individual expression several times through the evening. Connect with your own body and join their open band practice.

Drag Syndrome
The world's first Drag collective of queens and kings with Down’s syndrome explore the wonder of an extra chromosome in a boundary-pushing performance.

Opera singer Victoria Oruwari performs a sound work by artist Tabatha Andrews and composer Charlotte Harding exploring the process of listening, altered senses and otoacoustic emissions - tiny sounds our ears make in response to external noise. Following her performance, Victoria Oruwari will share how she experiences the world through sound and discuss her collaboration with artist Tabatha Andrews, whose work features in the SPARE PARTS exhibition.

Is radical self-care for the microbiome possible? Artists Caitlin & Misha take a humorous look at fecal microbiota transplants and lead a microbiome meditation.

Play a round of Superturd with King’s College London PhD students Emily and Geraldine in The Gut and share your microbiome.

Do our bodies exist as systems that should be optimized and improved? Film screening and Q&A with King’s College London researcher Dr Btihaj Ajana and Thomas Christiansen, who has used self-tracking devices to manage his allergies and eczema.

And even more activities to come!

Our Café will be open for service during the evening - grab a drink from our bar from until 21:30 and enjoy food from the open kitchen until 21:00.

Friday Lates at Science Gallery London are a chance to explore the gallery after hours, enjoy a drink and bite to eat, and discover talks, workshops, performances and music brought to you by inspiring artists and researchers.

Earlier Event: March 7