BaanWeathering, 2021. Credit: Bogna Wisniewska.
(also goes by the names Joseph, Jo, or any variation thereof) is an artist
and educator whose practice engages in art, education and collaboration as ways
to forge creative resurgence. They’re interested in the complexities of
collectivity and in the possibility of establishing a solidarity that does not
homogenise, but affirms difference. Their current research investigates the
political currency of incoherence and illegibility within performance practice,
asking what aspects of performance might angle towards liberation or abolishing
the constraints that one is born into. They are also engaged in developing a
performance-based pedagogy which incorporates embodied learning, incoherence,
and queerness as tools for collective worlding.
performs with their body and voice and makes installations, props, scripts and
choreographies that explore the spaces and relationships between the flesh and
the word, human and non-human bodies, and change and preservation. Materially
and performatively thinking between things, beings and situations, they
consciously switch perspective to influence roles and readings of power and
control in relation to affection and gestures of care. They use speculative
fiction and storytelling as tools to invade existing narratives that naturalize
normative states of sex, gender, race, ecology, and the hierarchies between
Amnesia Archive, 2021. Credit: Mik Matter.