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the vacuum cleaner

Photo by Sophie Nathan

The Metropolitan Police call him a 'domestic extremist'. The NHS described him as ‘highly disturbed’ and labelled him with Borderline Personality Disorder. ‘A real and present threat to our business’ is how E.ON described him in the court.

He prefers the term Mental.

Directed by Perrier Award Best Newcomer Kim Noble and staged in a secret venue, artist-activist, the vacuum cleaner, presents an autobiographical performance told through his psychiatric records, police intelligence files and injunctions collected through the Data Protection Act.

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


Date and time

7–24 August 2014

Please note
This is now a past event.


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