Representing IVF: Gina Glover’s ‘Art of A.R.T.’

23 January 2012, 17:00 - 18:00

Centre for Family Research, Room 606

Professor Sarah Franklin (LSE, from 2012 Dept of Sociology, Cambridge. )

This paper considers the artwork of photographer Gina Glover, artist in residence at Guy's hospital assisted conception unit during 2008-9, and creator of the permanent installation 'The Art of A.R.T.'. Partially in conversation with the artist, I will discuss the relation of this work to Evelyn Fox Keller's model of 'the biological gaze' and to the work of other artists who have depicted assisted reproductive technologies, including both Suzanne Anker and Helen Chadwick.


For examples of Gina Glover's work, see:
http://www.artinhospitals.com/art_art_intro.html

Biography From October 2011, Sarah Franklin has been Professor of Sociology at the University of Cambridge. She has published extensively on the social aspects of new reproductive technologies and has conducted fieldwork on IVF, cloning, preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), and stem cells. Her work combines traditional anthropological approaches, including both  ethnographic methods and kinship theory, with more recent approaches from  science studies, gender theory, and cultural studies. Through her ethnographic studies and other writings, Professor Franklin has contributed to a number of emergent fields in social theory including the 'new kinship  studies', the feminist analysis of science, the anthropology of  biomedicine, and the cultural analysis of new reproductive technologies. 

 

 

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