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Calypso, Juno (1989)

Juno Calypso developed her fictional alter ego, Joyce, for her London College of Communication graduate show in 2012. With the help of her feminine character, the British photographer has since explored the absurdities of female identity and sexuality, in particular the hidden labour of women undergoing rigorous seduction and beauty rituals behind the closed doors of their bathrooms and bedrooms. For The Honeymoon series, she decided to spend a week solo in an American love hotel and there, surrounded by heart-shaped tubs, ceiling mirrors and pastel walls, she portrayed Joyce in girly yet sinister and claustrophobic photographs. With references mingling that of vintage horror films and Renaissance painting, as if Botticelli’s Venus had been locked in The Shining’s hotel, Juno Calypso proposes a tale about sexual frustration and loneliness.
 

Juno Calypso, Sensory Deprivation, 2016
Juno Calypso, Sensory Deprivation, 2016
Juno Calypso, Solitary Love Affair, 2016
Juno Calypso, Solitary Love Affair, 2016
Juno Calypso, Seaweed Wrap, 2015
Juno Calypso, Seaweed Wrap, 2015
Juno Calypso, A Dream in Green, 2015
Juno Calypso, A Dream in Green, 2015
Juno Calypso, Massage Mask, 2015
Juno Calypso, Massage Mask, 2015
Juno Calypso, The Champagne Suite, 2015
Juno Calypso, The Champagne Suite, 2015
Juno Calypso, The First Night, 2015
Juno Calypso, The First Night, 2015
Juno Calypso, Chicken Dogs, 2015
Juno Calypso, Chicken Dogs, 2015
Juno Calypso, The Honeymoon Suite, 2015
Juno Calypso, The Honeymoon Suite, 2015
Juno Calypso, Popcorn Venus, 2012
Juno Calypso, Popcorn Venus, 2012
Juno Calypso, 12 Reasons You're Tired All the Time, 2013
Juno Calypso, 12 Reasons You're Tired All the Time, 2013
Juno Calypso, Reconstituted Meat Slices, 2013
Juno Calypso, Reconstituted Meat Slices, 2013
Juno Calypso, A Modern Hallucination
Juno Calypso, A Modern Hallucination
Juno Calypso, Disenchanted Simulation, 2013
Juno Calypso, Disenchanted Simulation, 2013
Juno Calypso, Breakfast, 2014
Juno Calypso, Breakfast, 2014
Juno Calypso, Slendertone I, 2015
Juno Calypso, Slendertone I, 2015
Juno Calypso, Slendertone II, 2015
Juno Calypso, Slendertone II, 2015
Juno Calypso, Eternal Beauty II (Film Still), 2014
Juno Calypso, Eternal Beauty II (Film Still), 2014
Juno Calypso, Untitled, 2015
Juno Calypso, Untitled, 2015
Juno Calypso, Agency, 2011, from series Joyce I
Juno Calypso, Agency, 2011, from series Joyce I
Juno Calypso, Massage, 2011, from series Joyce I
Juno Calypso, Massage, 2011, from series Joyce I
Juno Calypso, Reception, 2011, from series Joyce I
Juno Calypso, Reception, 2011, from series Joyce I
Juno Calypso, Check-In, 2011, from series Joyce I
Juno Calypso, Check-In, 2011, from series Joyce I
Juno Calypso, From series The Honeymoon
Juno Calypso, From series The Honeymoon
Juno Calypso, From series The Honeymoon
Juno Calypso, From series The Honeymoon
Juno Calypso, From series The Honeymoon
Juno Calypso, From series The Honeymoon
Juno Calypso, From series The Honeymoon
Juno Calypso, From series The Honeymoon
Juno Calypso, From series The Honeymoon
Juno Calypso, From series The Honeymoon
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