Jo-Ana: when food stops being a friend
Jo-Ana visually describes diary entries made by Jo, a 30 something recovered anorexic, throughout her period of illness. Key events before, during and after her illness are recorded. Presented as a series of still life compositions, they offer the viewer insight into Jo's struggle with anorexia. Items of food consumed by Jo are portrayed, the nutritional value corresponding to her transition from health, to illness, and on to recovery. Her thoughts are displayed alongside text she found inspirational. Everyday objects offer a glimpse of her interests and her personality. Examining an alternative relationship with food and played out on a very small stage, it is the story of what happens when food stops being a friend.
Mandisa Baptiste • Simon Fremont • Dayana Sharon Marconi • Maryann Morris • Philip Morris • Chris Northey • Josie Purcell • Philip Singleton • Jo Sutherst • Ashley Truckey •