jojo taylor


I am a multi-disciplinary artist currently predominately working in performance, sound and film. The main focus of my research is altered states of consciousness, including hallucinations, out of body experiences, hysterics, and grief. My work is shaped by the interviews and stories I collect as I re-imagine the intense emotions within my practice. My work attempts to magnify the sometimes bizarre nature of different events in a fragmented narrative, often possessing a dreamscape quality.

Sound plays a major role in my practice. I compose melodies, use voiceovers, acquire sounds, write lyrics, use looping pedals and ‘play’ objects such as water in wine glasses and body parts. I am interested in the psychological impact of sound and I attempt to harness its affective qualities within my work.
A common link and driving force in my work is my obsession with keeping things alive by uncovering, resurrecting or immortalising them, whether that involves memories, environments or stories.


Selection of group Exhibitions and Performances:

2017: ‘Grammar’, a performance devised by Anthony Howell, Raven Row, London.
2017: ‘The Engine Room-International Sound Art Exhibition’, Morley Gallery, London.
2017: ‘XHIBIT’, Art Bermondsey Project Space, London.
2017: ‘mmm’, Part of TATE Exchange with CSM, The TATE Modern, London.
2017: ‘Within Hearing Distance’, sound event at Annihilation, The Lethaby Gallery, CSM, London.
2016: ‘Group exhibition and Art Auction’, The Lethaby Gallery, CSM, London.
2016: ‘Sacred Art’, Aberglasney gardens, Wales.
2016: ‘Our Laughter Will Drown Your Sorrows’, The Laundry, London.
2015: ‘Threads of time 2’, Hertford Archive and Local Studies, Hertford.
2015: ‘Threads of Time’, touring group exhibition, Stevenage Museum, Hertfordshire.
2014: ‘Threads of Time’, touring group exhibition, Courtyard Arts, Hertford.
2013: ‘Eight by eight project’, donated work for a children’s charity. Eden Court, Inverness.
2012: ‘Six hundred feet, six dead’, The Brunel Museum, Grand Entrance Hall, London.
2012: ‘Dickensian Hauntings’, Illumini: The basement, Shoreditch Town hall, London.
2011: ‘Open studios’: Fairlands Farmhouse studios, Hertfordshire.
2010: ‘Crypt-mas’, Illumini: The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, London.
2010: ‘Secret Subterranean London’, Illumini: The Basement, Shoreditch town hall, London.
2009: ‘Hertfordshire visual arts forum’: Hertfordshire.