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Mental (a work in progress)

the vacuum cleaner

The Metropolitan Police call him a domestic extremist. The NHS has labelled him as schizophrenic. “A real and present threat to the safe running of our lawful business” is how E.ON described him at the Royal Courts of Justice.

He prefers the term mental.

After ten years of being an outlaw and inpatient, artist activist the vacuum cleaner presents an autobiographical performance told through his psychiatric records, police intelligence files and corporate injunctions, collected through the Data Protection and Freedom of Information Acts.

In collaboration with Tania El Khoury and Sophie Nathan. Supported by the Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust and Barbican.

For more information on this project, please contact Gill Lloyd at


Date and time

11–13 October 2012

Please note
This is now a past event.