Mary Maggic: Open Source EstrogenMay 1, 2021
How do bodies queer at the molecular level? How is this queering inextricably tied to industrial capitalism? And is there a way out of capitalist ruins, one that has been further exacerbated by the pandemic? Combining body and gender politics and environmental toxicity, this workshop centers on the concept of “open source estrogen,” the underlying premise that hormonal molecules are ubiquitously all around us, and available for us to hack, mutate, and become-with. Through this process of socio-political excavation, we can begin to “emancipate the hormone molecule,” unboxing its molecular mystique.
The talk is part of a series of online talks and workshops with practitioners of Pirate Care within the exhibition “… of bread, wine, cars, security and peace”.