A white woman with white hair holding an extension cable screaming to the sky. she is wearing all black and is tanding infront of a brick wall.
Photo by Paul Samuel White

Jo Bannon – We Are Fucked

We Are Fucked is a new performance work by artist Jo Bannon exploring desire, sexuality and neoliberalism. It interrogates the modern feminist experience of personal, psychological and political penetration.

We are Fucked is a melodramatic opera, an ode to hard work.

Soft flesh contends with hard metal as vibrating bodies and hysterical voices attempt to unseat the hidden interior of anxiety, daily exertion and relentless penetration.

We see three women as fucking objects. In a relentless game of in and out, up and down, push and pull, stuttering arias, they are constructing a power house. They are women, winning.

As they vibrate, our gaze on them is shaken, each time we look, what we’re seeing shifts. The room quakes with the force of these vibrations until we imagine they might just be strong enough to topple patriarchy from its precarious perch. It is both ecstatic and excruciating, euphoric and unforgiving.

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, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Arnolfini, Itau Cultural Brazil, Battersea Arts Centre, PAD Mainz and the National Theatre. She is a founder member of artist collective Residence.

RUNNING TIME 60mins

AGE RECOMMENDATION 16+

Touring

7-8 September 2018
31 August – 1 September 2018
Arnolfini, Bristol

Production details

Artist
Jo Bannon
Performer
Rosana Cade
Performer
Louise Ahl
Dramaturg
Nic Green
Outside Eye
Sue Palmer
Sound Design
Yas Clarke
Lighting Design
Jo Palmer
Production Manager
Mark Munday
Production design
Jenni Pystenen
Mentor
Claire Cunningham
Producer
Mayk
Audio Description
Rationale Productions
Captioning
Talking Birds

Contact

Matthew Austin