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Orlando, My Political Biography, a Bath Arts Collective event

14 March @ 6:00 pm 7:40 pm

Orlando - My Political Biography

Virginia Woolf’s Orlando tells the story of a young man who grows up to become a 36-year-old woman. Almost a century after its publication, Paul B. Preciado speaks to Virginia Woolf to tell her that her fictional character has become a reality.

The transition of Orlando’s body now lies at the root of all non-binary bodies and there are Orlandos all over the world. Through the authentic voices of other young bodies undergoing metamorphosis, Preciado retraces the stages of his transformation through a poetic journey in which life, writing, theory and image merge freely in the search for truth.

Every Orlando, he says, is a transgender person who is risking his, or her life daily as they find themselves forced to confront government laws, history and psychiatry, as well as traditional notions of the family and the power of multinational pharmaceutical companies.

About the Curious Minds Festival

Running from 7th – 28th March, the Curious Minds Festival features over 30 book talks, live performances, film screenings, writing workshops and walking tours. Taking place across a range of fabulous venues with events to entertain, inform, connect and challenge.

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