Deviant – Emily Beaney

‘Deviant’ is an experimental moving-image project that seeks to represent women’s lived experiences of endometriosis. Addressing gender-based health inequalities and ‘diagnostic imperialism’, which exerts power over who has access to support and who does not, this project examines the label of ‘deviance’ when applied to women’s bodies, using endometriosis as a potent example of women’s pain being side-lined as deviance. Working collaboratively with women in Scotland, multi-sensory approaches to representation aim to reveal the internal sensations, thoughts and emotions of endometriosis experience that remain hidden / unheard.

Commissioned and supported by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists, with funding from Creative Scotland

Developed during Hospitalfield Interdisciplinary Residency 2021