Juno Calypso

Juno Calypso

United Kingdom, born in 1989

Juno Calypso deals with self-portraiture, advancing a critical stance on modern rites of seduction and beauty by deploying the character of Joyce, a fictional double. Setting up her avatar in various imaginary interiors, in which the least detail is carefully contrived — a powder- pink bedroom; a secretary’s office invaded by 1980s computer equipment; a reception desk in a beauty parlour, etc. — the London artist uses Joyce both to call into question femininity as a construct and to denounce the planned obsolescence of hi-tech devices.

The multidisciplinary artist’s video entitled The Linda Evans Rejuvenique Facial Toning System (2012), selected to appear in the exhibition reGeneration3, operates as a spoof on an old advertisement praising the merits of an electronic anti-wrinkle mask. Typical of the artist’s weirdly kitsch world, not even its countless layers of nail varnish and foundation quite manage to drown out the undercurrent of feminist critique.


Schools

United Kingdom, born in 1989 London College of Communication, UAL — University of the Arts London, United Kingdom, 2010 – 2012
Chelsea School of Art, UAL — University of the Arts, London, United Kingdom, 2007 – 2008

Website

www.junocalypso.com

Artwork
s
Juno Calypso, 12 Reasons You’re Tired All The Time, 2013
C-Type print
153 x 102 cm
© Juno Calypso

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