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Queer Film Screening

  • Free
  • Screening
  • Auto-captioned
  • British Sign Language
  • Relaxed
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Genetic Automata exhibition, Gallery photo: Steven Pocock. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

What you’ll do

For Pride Month, come along to a screening of four short films that explore queer themes of health and the human condition. The films have been selected from the Otherness Archive, a visual archive documenting Queer films and curated by artist and curator April Lin  林森.

About the films

  • When a Butch Dyke Dies (a series of questions)‘ (2 min)
    What happens to butch dykes when their health fails and/or they die? There are some things that need to be considered in advance (cocks, exes, clothes…). I made this as a way to make light of my current situation. Director: Krissy Mahan.
  • ‘Hole’ (2018) (6 min)
    Mo is an adult with autism spectrum disorder. Mo spends a lot of time in their brain. Today a hole started following them. Directed by G Goletski.
  • ‘medica_ed’ (2022) (2 min)
    ‘medica_ed’ is a film exploring a trans* person’s connection to their heritage – one not passed down by blood or lineage, but instead by a shared experience of oppression. Directed by J Frank.
  •  ‘Flex’ (2022) (41 min)
    Flex is a DIY film exploring embodiment, sexuality, gender, disability and how these intersect in relation to self-organised queer sports spaces. Directed by Sophie Hoyle.

The films contain some sexual content, discussions of mental health, transphobia and death.

Creative activities

After the screening, you’ll be able to participate in various creative responses to the films, including:

  • discussions
  • zine-making
  • looking at related objects from our collections.

The activities will take place in the Reading Room on level 2, and be led by members of Wellcome Collection staff.

This is a relaxed event and there will be a chill-out space available, with low lighting, comfortable seating, cushions, mats and space to move around and be yourself.



Need to know


We’ll be in the Forum. To get there, take the lift or stairs up to level 1 and then follow the signs through the ‘Being Human’ gallery.


There will be auto-generated captions for this event.

British Sign Language

This event will have British Sign Language interpretation.


This is a relaxed event, which means that if you need to, you are welcome to move around and make noise at any time.

For more information, please visit our Accessibility page. If you have any queries about accessibility, please email us at access@wellcomecollection.org or call 0 2 0. 7 6 1 1. 2 2 2 2

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About your contributors

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Otherness Archive


The Otherness Archive is a visual archive documenting queer film and its pioneers, as well as a space for contemporary filmmakers.

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April Lin 林森


April Lin 林森 is an interdisciplinary artist, independent curator, and film programmer investigating image-making and world-building as sites for the construction, sustenance, and dissemination of co-existent yet conflicting truths. They interweave moving image, performance, installation, and writing in a commitment to centring oppressed knowledges, building an ethics of collaboration around reciprocal care, and exploring the linkages between history, memory, and interpersonal and structural trauma.

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Louise Brook


Louise is a Visitor Experience Assistant with a background in heritage and conservation. Her research at Wellcome focuses on the stories behind objects and major events, bringing forward hidden histories. Her current projects include expanding the range of objects available for public handling, and exploring how museums can work to provide safe and supportive spaces for their local communities.

Tabs Deadman


Tabs is a Visitor Experience Assistant at Wellcome Collection with a background in social anthropology. Tabs is interested in looking at new perspectives and forms of engagement to think about how museums can explore contemporary social issues.