Exposure is a live performance designed for one audience member at a time. Written and performed by Jo Bannon.
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.
“Simple, beautiful, evocative – authentic!” - Audience Member
It comes out of a tentative enquiry I am making into autobiography and into how I look and appear in the world, this is informed by my relationship to the fact that I have albinism. Albinism, a condition which affects my pigmentation and also my sight, affects both how I physically see and experience the world and how I am seen and perceived.
“...this work is certainly very special. To fully know one’s self may be impossible, but Bannon gives us a chance to explore that possibility, and, oddly, this is a rare occasion where you may leave the space wanting to thank the artist rather than simply congratulate them.” - Total Theatre
“This step into the dark may cause trepidation but it’s a ten minute encounter well worth taking.” - The Public Reviews
“A candid, powerful and moving self-portrait which is free from nostalgia, but has a note of real melancholy.” - Exeunt Magazine
Credits: Created by Jo Bannon.
Developed with the support of Rules and Regs and South Hill Park.
Further development is supported by Bristol Ferment, Dartington Space with the support of the Dartington Hall Trust, In Between Time,The Basement, Residence, RWA, Arnolfini, & BAC.
Funded by Arts Council England.
Images: Manual Vason
Film: Rhiannon Chaloner