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Alien Sex Club Event: Frances Disley

A performance work by artist Frances Disley which sets out to demystify the jargon, statistics and modes of dissemination associated with HIV in collaboration with Dr Valerie Delpech.

Looking at the research of Valerie Delpech, of the leading figures on the national surveillance of HIV infections for the United Kingdom, Disley has created an immersive performance piece which layers Delpech's own words - spoken by an actor - with Disley's text and visuals. Their collaboration has developed into a portrait of both Disley and Delpech’s research. Like an audio-visual fruit machine, the work slips in and out of different voices and reference points. 

Frances Disley is based at the Royal Standard Liverpool she co-run's MODEL, lectures in Fine Art at Liverpool Hope University and manages the print studios at Bluecoat. She studied at the Royal College of Art. Recent exhibitions include Exchange Rates with Patte Loper at Schema Projects, New York, Scouse House, Syson Gallery Nottingham, No Grey Areas, HA HA Gallery, Southampton and solo shows at White Wizard, Liverpool, Paper Gallery in Manchester, and Graphikwerkshdadt, Cologne. 

Alien Sex Club is a multimedia project which explores the relationship between visual culture and HIV today.
The aim is to provide audiences with a new vocabulary for understanding and talking about HIV and the factors contributing to its transmission.

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