Aleksandra Karpowicz: 'Definition of Sex'

20 Oct 2017 – 28 Oct 2017

Event times

7:30 PM, film duration 45mn

Cost of entry

Free to attend, but please register to attend at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/screening-aleksandra-karpovicz-definition-of-sex-tickets-38390379659

England, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Clapton, Hackney Central

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By Other Means is thrilled to welcome its third #Killingit artist in residency on Herald street. During her residency, Aleksandra Karpowicz will be growing her project ‘Definition of Sex’, a film based on her awards-winning photography project ‘Let’s Talk About Sex’.


Aleksandra Karpowicz is a London-based artist whose work is inspired by a fascination with people and human nature. In 2015, Aleksandra started working on ‘Let’s Talk About Sex’, a psychological art experiment inspired by the famous research by Alfred Kinsey, linking human sexual behaviour to biological and social factors. 

Based on this academic research, she invited volunteers to her studio and asked them to portray an alter ego of their sexuality. The participants were then interviewed and photographed. As a development from this, the project ‘Definition of Sex’ was born. Many candidates were willing to open up and share their life stories, fantasies, fears and desires which became the basis of this film.

In the By Other Means studio Aleksandra will continue to open a dialogue between the artist and society on the subject of sex and sexuality. Using it as a safe space in which to interview, film and discuss the subject with members of the public as well as continuing to develop their ever growing audio-visual installation 'Let's Talk About Sex'.

Her film will be presented in a series of screenings on the 20th, 21th, 25th, 26th, 27th, and the 28th of October 2017 with a press view on the 19th.

VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED: This video contains scenes that some viewers might find disturbing, including explicit content, strong language, violence, abuse and blood. Intended for adult audience only.

Exhibiting artists

Aleksandra Karpovicz

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