Watch Sophie Hoyle's 'Flex'

Fri 20 January -
Tue 31 January 2023

Sophie Hoyle’s film, Flex (2022) interweaves intimate conversations with members of the artist’s community, building a picture of the complicated relationship a group of queer, trans, disabled and chronically ill people have with sporting activity. Over forty minutes these conversations reveal a constant process of negotiating with the circumscribed gender identities associated with many sports, the politics of competition and nationalism, threats of violence and the promises of safer spaces. They speak to the (gender) euphoria and dysphoria sporting participation can offer against a backdrop of archive material which gestures to a longer history of struggle to participate on one’s own terms.  

Sophie Hoyle 'Flex' will be available to watch here until 31 Jan


Artist: Sophie Hoyle

Producer: Laura Purseglove (Radar)
Academic partners: Emma Pullen and Laura Mora (Loughborough University School of Sports, Exercise and Health Science)



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