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About The Event

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.

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

Meet at Arnolfini at 9.30pm. The performance takes place in a Bristol Bedroom and consequently has restricted accessibility – please contact Arnolfini Box Office for further advice. All bookers will be emailed information about the location of this performance prior to the event. Please supply your email address when booking.

*This performance has now SOLD OUT. The Arnolfini Box Office is currently running a waiting list for sold-out shows. Our alternative recommendation for you is  Ivo Dimchev’s Lili Handel*


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