Jo Paul is an artist and a scenographer for theatre and dance, she has an MA in Scenography from Trinity Laban Conservatoire. Her art work has been exhibited all over the UK in various galleries and her designs for theatre and dance have been seen in shows from Edinburgh Fringe to the Royal Opera House. She has worked with Candoco, Graeae, Fingersmiths, Spare Tyre Theatre Co, Shed Films (‘Cabbage’ – Bafta Nominated Short Film) and East London Dance, to name a few.
As well as designing the costumes for What Am I Worth? working alongside costume seamstress Jacqui Livingston at Jellyfish Arts, current projects include a Europe wide programme of work exploring the digital in theatre with Emergency Exit Arts and a number of European Theatre Companies, a book chapter contributing to a publication looking at Art and the Maternal and a personal exhibition investigating the Collar and Status.
“What Am I Worth? explores issues relevant to a variety of disenfranchised groups, both in the UK and world citizens. It looks at the personal judgements we make about ourselves and each other daily, as well as ingrained societal, corporate and governmental discrimination. As a woman, as an artist and as a disabled person the themes of this piece and the work of Extraordinary bodies resonates with me on a deep level.”