Working across art forms including performance, installation and film, the vacuum cleaner addresses issues such as consumerism and mental health. From-one man shows to large-scale participatory events, his approach is both subtle and extreme, but always candid, provocative and playful.
The vacuum cleaner’s work has been exhibited throughout the UK, with recent major commissions including the Wellcome Collection, Broadmoor Hospital and FACT. Internationally, he has shown at Festspiele /Gessnerallee (Zurich) and Vooruit/Dr Guislain Hospital Museum (Ghent). Vacuum cleaner’s films have been commissioned by BBC4 and Channel 4. He was a Tate Modern/Britain Artist in Residence 2016/17 and is an Artsadmin Artist.