Emily Beaney

Deviant is an experimental moving-image project that seeks to represent lived experiences of endometriosis. Addressing health inequalities and ‘diagnostic imperialism’, which exerts power over who has access to support and who does not, this project examines the label of ‘deviance’ when applied to bodies, using endometriosis as a potent example of pain being side-lined as deviance. Working collaboratively with a group of women in Scotland, multi-sensory approaches to representation aim to reveal the internal sensations, thoughts and emotions of endometriosis experience that are lived in, through and between bodies.


Commissioned and supported by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists, with funding from Creative Scotland.

Developed during Hospitalfield Interdisciplinary Residency 2021


Collaborators: The EndoWarriors
Producer: BOP
Analogue Mentoring: Lydia Beilby
Sound Artist: Amble Skuse
Movement Mentor: Rachel Drazek 
Captioner: Holly Summerson
With thanks to EXPPECT