Something good comes from repeated failures to communicate, 2018

Video and installation.


All work and photographs © Jo Pester

Jo Pester

  • About the artist

    Born in Bristol, UK, 1992

    Lives and works in London


    2016 - 2018,
    MA Fine Art Media, Slade School of Fine Art, London

    2012- 2016,
    BA Joint hons. Art and Art History, University of Reading

  • About the work

    I work with video and installation, splicing together and distorting found and recorded media, narratives of fiction and reality, serious play and humour, whilst revealing my own manipulation and culpability within the process of their construction. I’m specifically interested in how the work can reject disembodied or ubiquitous perspectives, an illusion I feel is very seductive, especially in digital culture. Instead, my work evolves from a place of wanting to be explicit about the situatedness of the different actors within the videos, how they connect with each other in complicated ways and their positions together and apart within the material world. In my work the physical camera, and the bodies, sites and contexts in relation to it, are an ever-present concern.


    Text provided by the artist

  • Links

    Artist website:

    Slade MFA degree show website

    Jo Pester on vimeo

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