IMPORTANT UPDATE:  To minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission, the NUS Arts Festival has been cancelled

 British Council is supporting Jo Bannon who will be performing at the NUS Arts Festival 2020 between 18 and 21 March.

Written and Performed by Jo Bannon. Produced by MAYK. (United Kingdom)

: Wednesday 18 March – Saturday 21 March | Various timings
Venue: Secret space 
Free admission with registration (ticketing will open soon)

“Jo Bannon’s Exposure, which questions the act of looking itself, is an extraordinary 10 minutes which considers not just how we look but what we choose to look at too.”
- Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

“Jo Bannon’s powerful encounter Exposure which uses darkness and then occasional explore how we look at people and how we do not.”
- The Scotsman

Exposure is the beginning of an investigation into how we look, how we are looked at and if we can ever really be seen. Conducted in a small dark room, this intimate one-to-one performance uses the materiality of light; 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 is a tender and tentative look into autobiography, asking how fully we can reveal ourselves - to ourselves, to another, with another.

This production is funded and supported by Unlimited, and Arts Council England. 


About Jo Bannon

Jo Bannon is a UK artist making live art and performance. She has presented work in the UK and Europe including the Barbican, In Between Time Festival, Arnolfini, Spill Festival of Performance, Battersea Arts Centre PAD Mainz and the National Theatre. She is an In Between Time Associate Artist and founder member of Residence.

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. As a result, her work often manifests as intimate encounters designed for single or small audiences alongside staged theatre work and installations.

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