Exposure by Jo Bannon. Photo by Manuel Vason.

Jo Bannon – Exposure

Exposure investigates how we look, how we are looked at and if we can ever really be seen. An intimate one to one performance, it is a tender and tentative look into autobiography, asking how fully we reveal our self – to ourselves, to another, with another.

Two Minutes with Jo Bannon (captioned)

Two Minutes with Jo Bannon (audio-described)

Jo Bannon is a UK artist making live art and performance. 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. Her performance work often manifests as intimate encounters designed for single or small audiences, alongside staged theatre work and installations.

Jo has developed a reputation for creating performance that is distinctive, elegant and poetic and has created work for theatres, galleries, public spaces, clubs and cupboards. Previous work includes Dead Line, Foley and Claim to Fame which have been presented in the UK and Europe including The Barbican, In Between Time Festival, Arnolfini, Spill Festival of Performance, Battersea Arts Centre and the National Theatre. She is an In Between Time Associate Artist and founder member of Residence.

Live art performance work for one audience member at a time. Available to tour now.

Press quotes

”An extraordinary 10 minutes which considers not just how we look but what we choose to look at too.” – Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

“Simple, beautiful, evocative – authentic!” – Audience Member

“…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 (view full article)

“A candid, powerful and moving self-portrait which is free from nostalgia, but has a note of real melancholy.” – Exeunt Magazine (view full article)



7-14 November
No Limits Festival, Berlin, Germany
2 March 2019
FestWest, Salisbury
9-13 January 2019
Korea Disability Arts & Culture Center
1 December 2018
ACT Festival
26 October – 4 November 2018
Oita Prefectural Art Museum, Japan
20 October 2018
The Times Museum
27 June 2015
Contact, Manchester
4-5 October 2014
Fierce Festival, Birmingham
4-7 September 2014
Southbank Centre, London


Matthew Austin

Useful links

Artist website