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the vacuum cleaner

Photo by Sophie Nathan

One of the most powerful portraits of creativity and depression I’ve ever seen… a heart-rending journey.
RealTime Arts

The Metropolitan Police call him a Domestic Extremist. The NHS have described him as ‘highly disturbed’ and labelled him with Borderline Personality Disorder. ‘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 10 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 Act.

This show contains material that some people may find upsetting and is not suitable for those under the age of 16.


Date and time

8–9 November 2013

Please note
This is now a past event.


Cooper House
Camelford Close