WEDNESDAY 7 NOVEMBER AT 7PM: "THE NEW MASCULINITY"
A discussion on the place of the artist and artistic performance in the redefinition of gender roles, moderated by Victoire Tuaillon, journalist and host of the podcast "Les couilles sur la table".
Philip Venables' music is often concerned with violence, sexuality, politics and speech. He collaborates extensively in cross-media work, including with artist Douglas Gordon, with drag/performance artist David Hoyle, and with violinist Pekka Kuusisto. His debut album Below the Belt was released in 2018.
Chris Hemmings is a journalist and author of the book 'Be A Man - How macho culture damages us and how to escape it'. The book looks at the myriad of ways in which the male pursuit of dominance damages men, women, boys and girls both physically and mentally. Chris has written on the subject for numerous national newspapers, made films for the BBC and now speaks at schools, universities and places of work to promote a healthier idea of what it means to be a man.