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the vacuum cleaner

Photo by Sophie Nathan

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.

Supported by Arts Council of England, Artsadmin and In Between Time

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

Leaves you lost for words 
The Herald 

Raw, open, powerful… entirely devoid of a sense of self-preservation.
The Guardian 

This essential show is a fascinating, stigma smashing experience. 
The Scotsman


Date and time

28–30 January 2015

Please note
This is now a past event.