Presented by Word of Warning, Guiness Northern Counties + Z-arts during Domestic
####In Brief A tender and tentative look into autobiography, asking how fully we can reveal ourselves — to ourselves, to another, with another.
Watch trailer here.
Please note: this is a one-to-one encounter lasting approximately 9 minutes. Suitable for ages 14+.
####Venue + Booking Details
Day One: Saturday 16 November 2013, 2pm 2.15pm 2.30pm 2.45pm, 3pm 3.15pm 3.30pm 3.45pm | 5pm 5.15pm 5.30pm 5.45pm, 6pm 6.15pm 6.30pm 6.45pm
Day Two: Sunday 17 November 2013, 2pm 2.15pm 2.30pm 2.45pm, 3pm 3.15pm 3.30pm 3.45pm | 5pm 5.15pm 5.30pm 5.45pm, 6pm 6.15pm 6.30pm 6.45pm
Venue: Cooper House, off Boundary Lane, Manchester, M15 6DX — a 5 minute walk from Oxford Road (Aquatic Centre/RNCM), with a bus stop right outside for no’s 53, 85, 86, 99, 101, 104, 105, 108, 109, 112, 250, 253, 263 & 291.
Appointments can be booked online; NO fee applies.
Appointments can be reserved over the phone: 07581 299 439 (leave a message + we’ll get back to you).
After your encounter, donations are invited.
As a sited event, Domestic presents a number of access challenges. The flat Exposure takes place in is level access but doorways are narrow and wheelchair access may not be possible dependent on width. If you are a wheelchair user planning to come please contact us asap on 07581 299 439.
Spoken word based, it takes place in a confined dark space.
Age advisory: 14+
For specific age and access information please email email@example.com or call 07581 299 439.
Exposure 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.
It comes out of a tentative enquiry Bannon 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 her pigmentation and also her sight, affects both how she physically sees and experience the world, and how she is seen and perceived.
####Who is she?
Jo Bannon is a UK-based artist making live art and performance. She has presented work in the UK and Europe, and is an In Between Time associate artist and founder member of Residence. She also works as a dramaturg and director for devised theatre and as a producer of performance and live art.
At the core of her work is a fascination with human exchange and the hope and futility which this endeavour entails. Her work explores how our physical bodies experience the world around us and how this sensory experience of living can only be conveyed in a faltering rudimentary language which continually fails to express how we see the world to each other. Her practice explores how live performance and encounters might be used as a strategy against this. As a result her work often manifests as intimate encounters designed for one person or small audiences alongside staged theatre work and installations.
####What people have said about her
A candid, powerful and moving self-portrait which is free from nostalgia, but has a note of real melancholy.
…an extraordinary 10 minutes which considers not just how we look but what we choose to look at too.
Lyn Gardner , The Guardian
This step into the dark may cause trepidation but it’s a ten minute encounter well worth taking.
The Public Reviews
Created by Jo Bannon. Image by Manual Vason.
Developed with the support of Rules and Regs and South Hill Park; further development supported by Bristol Ferment, Dartington Space with the support of the Dartington Hall Trust, The Basement, Residence, RWA, Arnolfini + BAC.
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Domestic is produced by hÅb; supported by Guinness Northern Counties, Z-arts + City Response Ltd.