Cleaning Up After Capitalism, Wall St, 2003

the vacuum cleaner is the name of a UK based artist who makes candid, provocative and playful art about the world being messed up.

With roots in activism and radical art, the vacuum cleaner has created one-man interventions and large-scale actions as well as performance, installation and film... Find out more


EXPOSURE tour of Newham, 14 to 30th October 2021 - Book tickets now.

How to Hold the Bug - a podcast for Teatro do Bairro Alto with with Doctor Charlie Hubbett about her Covid work.

For They Let In The Light - a new commission for Chisenhale Gallery and Coborn Centre for Adolescent Mental Health.


For They Let In The Light

A young persons mental health film

Barmy Army

Young people sorting out the madness

I went Mental and all I got was this Lousy Sign


Films portraits of Newham's Health Workers

Group of distressed health workers looking towards camera

With For About 2020

A slow conference for a fast evolving crisis.

With For About 2020

Mad Artist Mutual Aid

Support during the Covid 19 crisis

Yellow square with Mad Artists Mutual Aid written in pink

A Madlove Take Over

A festival and space for mental health

Madlove poster held by Hana Madness


A play space for healthy minds

Oh My Gosh, You're Wellcome...Kitten on show at the Wellcome Collection, Being Human exhibition

In Chains

A short documentary about a radical mental health community

A man in a brown shirt standing behind a man in a blue shirt with his arms around him

Madlove: A Designer Asylum

It ain’t no bad thing to need a safe place to go mad.

a pastiche of the Louis Vuitton logo yellow on a hot pink background


An autobiographical performance

feet sticking out from underneath a striped duvet