Jo Bannon

about the artist

Jo Bannon is a UK artist making live art and performance. Jo’s work is concerned with human exchange and encounter and explores how our physical bodies experience the world around us and how this sensory experience can or cannot be conveyed. Her performance work often manifests as intimate encounters designed for single or small audiences, alongside staged theatre work and installations. Jo has developed a reputation for creating performance that is distinctive, elegant and poetic and has made work for theatres, galleries, public spaces, clubs and cupboards. Previous work includes Alba, Exposure, Dead Line and Foley, which have been presented in the UK at venues and festivals including the Southbank Centre, the Barbican, In Between Time Festival, the Arnolfini, Battersea Arts Centre, the National Theatre and SPILL Festival of Performance; and internationally at Itau Cultural, Sao Paulo, Brazil and Proximity Festival Perth, Australia. Jo is a founder member of the Bristol based artist collective Residence.


about the pitch

For caravan Jo will present We Are Fucked, a new large scale performance project exploring the internal and external experiences of female desire, sexuality and neoliberalism. Interrogating the modern feminist experience of both personal and political penetration, this work holds to account all the ways we are fucked. Unpicking a set of complex issues which start from female biology and desire and reach out to ideas of power, political and personal penetration and the messy business of sex.