STARTS Journeys

On the eve of uncertainty

Charlotte Jarvis (UK)


The location for our tour is sunset on and in my 39-weeks-pregnant body. The tour examines the project In Posse, in which I am collaborating with scientists to make the world’s first ‘female’ semen. It also reflects on how watching my body mutate during 2020 – this most mutable of years – has been a uniquely queering experience, which has changed my perspective on my practice, politics, patriarchy and society.

Wed, 09.09.2020, 14:45 – 15:00 Ars Electronica Selection Channel
Wed, 09.09.2020, 20:45 – 21:00 Ars Electronica Gardens Channel


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Project Credits / Acknowledgements

These video commissions are co-funded by the European Commission’s DG CONNECT, in the framework of the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union under the S+T+ARTS initiatives Regional STARTS Centers.


Charlotte is an artist who has grown her own tumor, recorded music onto DNA and is currently on a quest to make ‘female’ semen. She has had ten international solo shows and featured in over one hundred and fifty group exhibitions. She has been resident artist at a number of universities and scientific institutions, won the Bioart and Design Award NL and the Alternate Realities Commission UK. Charlotte is Research Tutor on Information Experience Design at The Royal College of Art.

Europäische Kommission Horizon 2020