25th February - 5th March 2016
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A co-production with Battersea Arts Centre
In association with Tron Theatre and Eden Court
The Destroyed Room takes its inspiration from Jeff Wall’s famous photograph, which shows a ransacked room, where every item of furniture has been torn up and destroyed. What happened?
It begins with what seems to be the recording of a debate, as guests gather to digest world events. They sit among potted plants and standard lamps, discussing the things they have witnessed and debating the ethics of watching. Around them, cameras film their every word and every reaction, beaming them live onto a big screen. As the debate intensifies, slowly and as if in a dream, the atmosphere begins to change.
The Destroyed Room is about the profusion of lenses, which bring the world right into our rooms but also keep it at a distance. It’s about what we see and what we turn away from. And what’s coming.
Following Interiors, The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler and Tomorrow, The Destroyed Room is the latest show from the internationally renowned Vanishing Point.
Conceived and directed by Matthew Lenton
Created by Vanishing Point