Feb 18, 2022
Jex Blackmore is an artist and activist best known for their performances in civic spaces. Their work, which is focused on the relationship between moral religious rhetoric, sexuality, and political policy, takes aim at institutions of social and sexual oppression. Their work is featured in the Magnolia Pictures documentary, Hail Satan?, which was an official selection at Sundance 2019. They have exhibited installation and video work internationally. Most recently, their installation Sex Militant, held at Chicago's Co-Prosperity Sphere, was listed as one of the best art exhibitions of 2019 by the Chicago Reader and was protested by the Catholic Church. In 2020, their experimental endurance film An Undue Burden, premiered at the Ann Arbor Film. In 2022, they took an abortion pill on live TV which created a viral campaign for mail order abortion.