Gender Dilemmas : negotiating femininity and masculinity in contemporary night life
Amanda Marie Atkinson with Alan Williams
26 -28th Aug 2016
Venue: Road Works Gallery
As part of ROAD Studios Biennial programme resident artist and Senior Researcher Amanda Marie Atkinson will present photography, installation, found objects and sculpture underpinned by her University (LJMU) and doctorate research into gender relations in night life drinking spaces..
Taking a feminist perspective, the work is methodologically, empirically and theoretically informed and draws attention to public drinking environments as commercialised neo-liberal contexts in which contemporary femininity and masculinity are performed, positioned and reconfigured, and spaces in which patriarchal relations are maintained.
-the pornification of night life and the main streaming of pole/lap dancing clubs
-young women’s negotiation of intoxication in the performance of the ‘hyper-sexual’ self
-hegemonic masculinity and ‘stag nights’
-sexual consent and alcohol
-sexist alcohol advertising
-the public bathroom as a public/private sphere in which the gender binary is reinforced (in collaboration with Alan Williams)