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Mapping Gender

Mapping Gender

Maps carve borders through landscapes. Clothes are maps for the body. Both are arbitrary constructs, omnipresent in our society, and have a real impact on people.

Mapping Gender is a multisensory exhibition of dance, image, scent, sound and research. It’s an invitation to explore the parallels between cartography and historical clothing through a lens of non-binary experiences. Created by Anders Duckworth in collaboration with sound artist Kat Austen, Mapping Gender looks at landscapes, the way we draw borders and create boundaries on maps to carve up geographical space whilst also asking us to explore how we look at the body and how we use gender to carve and divide people.

Created in collaboration with nine interdisciplinary artists and a group of trans/non-binary volunteers, Mapping Gender includes selections from a series of recorded interviews with non-binary people discussing their personal experiences. By drawing together people who exist on the margins and the ‘in-between’ spaces we open up new possibilities and provide an opportunity to re-discover the place and complexities we find in gender.

Mapping Gender is currently supported by Arts Council England, The Place, Yorkshire Dance and Dance City.

Anders Duckworth MappingGender, Rosie Powell, Guy J Sanders

Dates / Venues

23rd November
Cambridge, Cambridge Junction
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18th February
Worthing, Worthing Museum and Gallery
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Choreographer /Performer – Anders Duckworth

Sound Artist: Kat Austen

Designer: Kit Hinchliffe

LX Designer: Martha Godfrey

Dramaturg: Emma Frankland

Costume Designer: Nadia Miah

Costume Makers: Nadia Miah & Laura Rose Moran-Morris

Scent Artist: John Foley

Outside Eye: Ania Varez

Imagery: Rosie Powell & Guy J Sanders

Producers: Reece McMahon & Emily Beecher, The REcreate Agency

Associate Producer: Bobby Harding, The REcreate Agency