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Posts Tagged ‘Arts Admin’

A Review of Mental by The Vacuum Cleaner

The latest performance from the Vacuum Cleaner (in conjunction with Arts Admin) bravely explores his mental health issues, all from his very own bedroom.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Vacuum Cleaner - Mental by Jenny Robins

Vacuum Cleaner - Mental by Jenny Robins.

I have known James the 'Vacuum Cleaner' for many years through activism, and have always admired his openness about his 'mental' condition - but I've never been a close enough friend to delve any deeper. For his solo performance piece, Mental, James candidly invites viewers into his home, into his bedroom and finally into his bed, where we are invited to snuggle up under his oversized pristine white duvet as James sets about unravelling the 14 years of data that has accumulated since he was first described as having a Borderline Personality Disorder by the NHS. Against the spotless white walls he projects highlighted sections of hospital notes and photos of a squalid bedsit and impersonal hospital room. Indeterminate comments from confused doctors are mixed in with police Forward Intelligence Team notes, until finally the extreme… read more

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Crayfish Bob’s at the Two Degrees Festival by Arts Admin at Toynbee Hall

The American Signal Crayfish has been busy decimating our native environment since it was first introduced in the 1970s. At Crayfish Bob's pop up shack we helped get rid of them by gobbling up some yummy crayfish with a little bit of help from Clare Patey, Blanch and Shock and Urban Wines (from Tooting).

Written by Amelia Gregory

Crayfish Bob’s. All photography by Amelia Gregory. This week Two Degrees is hosting Crayfish Bob’s al fresco pop up crayfish shack every evening in the paved courtyard next to Toynbee […]