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What if we could untangle a confused mind?
In a performed installation, one performer delicately re-speaks through a series of conversations between her and her grandfather celebrating and mapping his ageing process. Around her a confused world is built. Live audio and video manipulation creates a complex, beautifully composed environment born out of simple conversation. The link between the performer and grandfather is fragile; it can be distorted, paused or rewound. This is a tender, delicate investigation of mental health that invites an engaged audience to decipher a confused mind together.
Jo Hellier is a Bristol based artist who works with performance, video and audio to create immersive environments that she and the audience can engage with. Her work takes a surreal stance to examine the everyday and explores what can be demonstrated about humanity through the lens of surrealism.
Mentored by Lindsay Seers.
Part of the SPILL National Showcase generously supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and presented in partnership with the Live Art Development Agency.