Delving into questions and provocations stemming from Jo Bannon’s project We Are Fucked, Jo and Maddy discuss what it means to be a heterosexual woman, and consider Jo’s experiences as a disabled person, as lenses through which they experience life in capitalist patriarchy. They touch on the rhythms of a patriarchal world, penetration as a cultural and artistic act, and how feminism is evolving and changing for them and others.
This talk was part of Crossing Borders 2018 which was presented in partnership with Roehampton University.
Jo Bannon is a UK artist making live art and performance. She has presented work in the UK, Europe, South America and Australia including The Barbican, In Between Time Festival, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Arnolfini, Spill Festival of Performance, Itau Cultural, Battersea Arts Centre, PAD Mainz and the National Theatre. She is an In Between Time associate artist and founder member of collective 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.
Maddy Costa writes about theatre, performance and live art, publishing her work with Exeunt, in blogs, as fanzines, and also on two platforms she co-runs with Mary Paterson and Diana Damian Martin, Something Other and The Department of Feminist Conversations, inter-related projects that think politically about performance and performatively about politics. With Mary Paterson she is writer-in-residence with the Franko B archive. Artists with whom she has worked as dramaturg include Jamal Gerald, Selina Thompson and Harry Josephine Giles. With Rhiannon Armstrong she co-hosts a pop-up theatre club – like a book group, but for performance – across London.
Adapted from bios published in 2018.