the vacuum cleaner
The Metropolitan Police call him a domestic extremist. The NHS labelled him schizophrenic. He prefers the term mental.
For ten years, artist activist the vacuum cleaner has been outlaw and inpatient. Mental is an autobiographical performance told through psychiatric records, police intelligence files and corporate injunctions all obtained through the Data Protection and Freedom of Information Acts.
Presented as part of SICK! Festival 2013
the vacuum cleaner is an art and activism collective of one. He uses legal and illegal tactics to playfully disrupt and brandalise concentrations of power.
“One of the most significant artists working in the UK today”
Live Art Development Agency
Date and time
16 March 2013
This is now a past event.