Warm Decembers Screening and Finissage
In conjunction with the last weekend of Lucy Beech’s Warm Decembers KUNSTVEREIN GARTENHAUS presents a screening of recent works by Beech exploring the connections between waste, creativity and the body. The screening includes the video essay Freemartin (2021) and the film Reproductive Exile (2018). First performed as a lecture at Salt Istanbul and developed out of an experimental writing project with historian of science Tamar Novick, Freemartin explores different temporalities of reproductive management in the context of animal breeding and historical and contemporary flows of biological waste between the farm and the scientific laboratory. Reproductive Exile explores urine as a resource materials for biomedical pharmaceuticals and follows the experience of a cross-border patient consumer in the commercial surrogacy industry.
HD video, 28 min
Reproductive Exile (2018)
4K video, 30 min
5.1 surround sound
- Lucy Beech
Lucy Beech (b.UK, lives and works in Berlin, DE) is an artist filmmaker whose practice revolves around collaboration and encompasses roles such as directing, editing, choreography, research and writing. Forthcoming/recent exhibitions of their work include Kunstinstitute Melly NL, Edith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg, Harburger Bahnhof, Kunsthalle, Mainz DE, Tramway Glasgow, De La warr Pavilion and The Liverpool Biennial UK. With their collaborator Edward Thomasson they have presented work at Tate Britain UK, South London Gallery, Maureen Paley London UK, The Barbican Theatre UK, The Camden Arts Center UK. Beech is currently guest professor at The Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf and recently completed a fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.