Jo Jo Townsend

Jo Jo Townsend, Dry Your Eyes, 2013

‘Dry Your Eyes’ 2013 was nominated for a Nova Award.

CSM’s Nova nominees are put forward by their Course Leaders and represent the best talent across the degree shows. Jo Jo provides an insight into the work which earned her a prestigious Nova nomination.

Dry your eyes

Dry your eyes is a performance installation involving an umbrella and a bucket full of paper teardrops on strings. Audience members are invited to write on the teardrops the last time that they can remember crying on a teardrop and hang it off the umbrella. Crying isn’t always sad – often it is – but the piece is also about moments of frustration, boredom and pure unbridled joy. Some of the teardrops from previous performances are below