Throughout history, semen has been revered as magical substance: A totem of literal and symbolic gendered potency. In Posse aims to rewrite this cultural narrative; to use art and science to disrupt patriarchy by making semen from “female” cells. In Posse is a collaboration between artist Charlotte Jarvis, Prof Susana Chuva de Sousal Lopes in Leiden and the Kersnikova Institute in Ljubljana. It has been awarded a €1.5 million VICI grant and has been exhibited internationally.

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