Jo Bannon

Sat 23 Apr 2011
Sun 24 Apr 2011

National Theatre Studio

Part performance demonstration, part thriller, this new work begins with a fascination with foley; the archaic, tender and hand-made technique of making sound effects for film. Using our collective cinematic language, Bannon explores this very particular art form where the chase scene, the sex scene and the bit where the door is kicked off it’s hinges can all be conjured with party poppers, bits of wood and lots of vegetables. This perfectly poised performance plays with homemade sound effects, imagination and good old-fashioned suspense to create a world where your ears can’t believe what they are seeing.

Jo Bannon is a UK artist making live art and performance. She is an Arnolfini associate artist and founder member of Residence. She has presented work nationally and internationally in the UK, Spain and Germany.

Developed with the support of Residence, Testing Grounds and Arnolfini. Dramaturgical support by Lucy Cassidy. Photo: Carl Newland

Photo credit: Carl Newland