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PERFORMING FOR THE CAMERA: An evening with Juno Calypso

Thursday 26 January 2017, 19:00 to 20:00

International award winning photographer Juno Calypso discusses self-portraiture and performance. Focusing on her works Joyce and Honeymoon, she will explain what it means to perform in front of a camera.

Juno Calypso works across photography, film and installation. In Joyce, she performs as a fictional character to exploring the absurdities of female identity. For Honeymoon, her latest series of large-format photographs, Calypso spent a week at a couple’s only resort in Pennsylvania. Using hotel suites as a stage for her alter ego, Calypso continuously performed beauty routines until they became empty gestures. These completely artificial self-portraits invite us to reflect upon modern rituals of seduction and the construction of female sexuality. The series was selected by The British Journal of Photography as the winner of the 2016 International Photography Award.

About Juno Calypso

Juno Calypso was born in London in 1989. A graduate of the London College of Communication and Chelsea School of Art, she was this year's BJP International Photography Award Series winner. In addition, she has been awarded other prizes such as The Catlin Art Prize, Michael Wilson Award and the LCC Hotshoe Portfolio award. What's more, she has enjoyed solo shows across London and has exhibited internationally. Her work has also been featured in various national and international titles including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out.

Free for IC-Visual Lab members, subject to availability. Tickets can be collected in person from Arnolfini Welcome Desk.

Organised by Arnolfini and IC-Visual Lab.

Supported by University of West of England.


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