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MONSTER - Mutate Your Expectations

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Seminar Rooms 1 & 2

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London

16 De Crespigny Park

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SE5 8AF

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Anxiety, mood swings and depression are commonly reported as symptoms of the menopause or POI, (menopause under the age of forty). But, research suggests these “symptoms” may not always be the result of hormonal change. Rather, they may also be responses to social and cultural pressure and outdated gender expectations.

This workshop invites you to create photographs exploring these ideas, using techniques developed by award-winning film director Laura Smith and Emeritus Professor Myra Hunter, international expert on menopause, POI and women’s health. Laura and Myra are collaborating on a body-horror feature film which explores attitudes to fertility and gender and whether these influence our fear of missing out, of being left out and wider existential fears around identity, ageing and mortality.

Further information about the project collaborators is available here:

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/hr/diversity/meettheprofessors/ioppn/hunter.aspx

https://www.laurasmithdirector.com/


This event is part of the Arts in Mind Festival at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, 4-10 June.

Please be aware that booking a ticket for a free event does not guarantee your place. Admission is on a first come, first served basis for ticket-holders. As the event is free, we have to overbook to allow for no-shows and to avoid having any empty seats which could otherwise be enjoyed by those who would like to attend.

*Please note that photographs and footage may be taken throughout this event and could be used for marketing and publicity including our website, social media or any third party publication. If you have any concerns or wish to be exempted from this activity, please speak with the event organiser on the day.*

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Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London

16 De Crespigny Park

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SE5 8AF

United Kingdom

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