Born 1989 in London, UK
Lives and works in London, UK
Juno Calypso stages herself as a fictional character named Joyce and reenacts the private underlife of a woman consumed by the laboured construct of femininity, carried out to the point of ritualised absurdity. Sourcing anachronistic beauty contraptions online, Calypso takes photos of herself in honeymoon hotels or rented rooms online, where Joyce appears alone, absorbed and exhausted. Here, a ‘rejuvenating’ electronic anti-wrinkle device becomes part of a performance the rituals of beauty, shown alongside footage from the original infomercial overlaid with music that heightens the sinister tone.
Calypso graduated from the London College of Communication in 2012 and was the cover of the FOAM Magazine 2017 Talent issue. Her work is currently on view as part of FOAM Talent at Beaconsfield Contemporary Art in London as well as the exhibition From Selfie to Self-Expression at Saatchi Gallery in London.