Jo Shapland‘s site-sensitive installation/performances enquire into presence, memory and transformation. She is a dance and visual artist with over twenty years professional performance and devising experience.
Her work is rooted in landscape. It is developed and presented in spaces ranging from natural wilderness to urban architectural interiors, from ruined farm-buildings to traditional proscenium theatres. She has wide experience of collaborating with artists from a broad spectrum of disciplines and bringing them into both her own and freelance projects. She constantly seeks out and researches the body through international workshops and placements. In 1998 she established ManTroi as an identity and vehicle for the presentation of her work in the public domain.