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19th February 2019

Pulse 2012: Exposure


Exposure
Jo Bannon
A one-to-one performance

26 May
Pulse 2012
New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich
Individual Slots available between 2-7pm daily

Artist Jo Bannon will be performing her new performance Exposure, an intimate and moving one-to-one performance which is a tender and tentative look into autobiography, asking how fully we can reveal ourselves – to ourselves, to another, with another.

Exposure is the first work in an enquiry into looking; an investigation into how we look, how we are looked at and if we can ever really be seen.

The performance is for one audience member at a time, at New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich as part of Pulse Festival 2012.

Exposure explores the artists autobiography through poetic imagery and narration, using the materials of light, exposure and the mechancics of the how the eye functions and how we see to unravel wider narratives about how we see each other.

Exposure is a one to one encounter, which lasts 10 minutes and takes place in a small dark space. It is an encounter between two people in near darkness across a table. The performance uses the materiality of light to explore the complex relationship we have between looking and being seen. It uses darkness and brightness, revealing and exposing to question whether we can ever really see each other as we really are, if we can ever really see it through another’s eyes.

It comes out of a tentative enquiry the artist is making into autobiography and into how she looks and appears in the world, this is informed by her relationship to the fact that she has albinism. Albinism, a condition which affects the artists pigmentation and also her sight, affects both how she physically see’s and experiences the world and how she is seen and perceived within it.

Jo’s work is characterised by a unique and playful approach to the audience’s role within the performance and often demands a direct interaction or participation with those who meet it. Her work has previously involved members of the audience becoming the co-collaboraters and partial performaers of the work. With Exposure the audience are invited into a brief but intimate relationship with the artist for a performance experience which is performed uniquely for them.
Exposure is the first work in an enquiry into looking. It is the beginning of an investigation into how we look, how we are looked at and if we can ever really be seen. This intimate one to one performance is a tender and tentative look into autobiography, asking how fully we can reveal ourselves – to ourselves, to another, with another.

Jo Bannon is a Bristol based artist making live art and performance. She has presented work in the UK and Europe and is a founder member of Residence.
www.jobannon.co.uk

Jo Bannon – Exposure
New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich
26 May
Individual Slots available between 2-7pm daily
Tickets £8 – www.wolseytheatre.co.uk

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