Violet Juno

Special guest

Shape-shifting and genre-bending, Violet Juno is a transdisciplinary performancer who weaves together storytelling, sound, movement, sculpture, drawing, mapping, and video into live works of art. Juno's staged performance work explores the dynamic and intersectional relationships between binary/non-binary gender identities, disabilities/super abilities, the creative process/neuroplasticity, and language/languagelessness. Juno’s site-specific performance project The Reversicon began in 2006 and has explored 51 sites in 14 regional areas across the country involving two dozen collaborators.

Since 1990, Juno has presented artwork at 80 venues in 42 cities in the United States, Canada and Scotland. Venues include MOMA, PS1 and PS122 in New York, LACE and Highways in Los Angeles, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Southern Exposure in San Francisco, Pro Arts and the Berkeley Art Museum in the East Bay, Center for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow, Scotland, and the Banff Centre of the Arts in Canada.

Based in Oakland, Juno’s current projects include a book on performance process, a deck of cards, a series of 8 foot tall paintings and an upcoming performance piece for the Thinking Its Presence conference at the Poetry Center in Tuscon, AZ.

Links: More information at www.violetjuno.com and www.thinkingitspresenceconference.com

Violet Juno has been a guest on 1 episode.