Jannik Franzen & Ins A Kromminga

Labor Dr.___ . Jannik Franzen & Ins A Kromminga. Foto: Emma Haugh
Labor Dr.___
Labor Dr.___ . Jannik Franzen & Ins A Kromminga. Foto: Emma Haugh
Photo: Emma Haugh

Until the 1970, the analysis of standing, walking, and throwing were core elements of the psychia-tric "prevention and therapy" of homosexuality. Even today, inter* and trans* people are diagnosed in relation to stereotypical body images and patterns of movement. Objectifying research methods and medical norming practices, which have been practiced in the tradition of sexology for decades, attempt to biologically establish the two-sex model and to pathologize trans* and inter* persons. Approaches to deconstruct these binary, discriminatory concepts of identity scien-tifically existed already in the first third of the 20th century. These are closely linked to one of the first queer theorists Magnus Hirschfeld and the institute for sexology that he founded in 1919. Labor Dr.___ transforms heteronormative practices and knowledge products from medicine and psychology into iconic refractions ad absurdum. Jannik Franzen and Ins A Kromminga critically reflect the research institute as a producer of so-called scientific facts that contributes to the formation and establishment of unspoken standards. An educational film will be presented, along with new perspectives on the research of gender identities in animal testing, commentary on medical surveys, and body norming.