by Melissa Faithful

Juno Calypso is a London-based artist. Her interest in photographing her private moments, took a bizarre trend when the photographer launched her persona, Joyce. This fictional character takes weekends in honeymoon suites and off days in rented bedrooms.

“Calypso performs solitary studies into modern rituals of seduction and the laboured construction of femininity. Objects once perceived as radical, fun and nutritious – an electronic anti-wrinkle mask, computer equipment from the 1980s, baby oil, a tin of cold meat – have become joyless and oppressive. Joyce appears alone, consumed by artifice. Her glazed appearance acting as a mirror to the exhaustion felt whilst bearing the dead weight of constructed femininity,” is written on her website.

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