The VAULT Festival is coming to town! From January 24th to March 18th, over three hundred new shows explode across a festival of festivals in their Waterloo home. With new venues, new bars, new food and plenty of surprises, VAULT 2018 is the biggest, fairest platform in London for artists to present innovative, daring work. Here we catch up with all good artists are dead (winning a prize for the Best Company Name Ever) and there VAULT offering, JOY.
JOY – a post coitus concert, is a one woman theatrical spectacle combining live electronic music with lyrical prose to express the agony of the morning after.
Set in the early hours of an S&M rave, Joy is found. But the man she slept with, is gone. To fill the no-man’s land between night and day, Joy casts her memory to the past. Breezing through random crap on the floor, she remembers when she was Italian and on the cusp of marriage. A French prostitute at the end of a shift. A young girl losing her virginity. A slave hot in the afternoon sun. The memories are at once fun and rotten, clichéd yet bizarre. A reference to the sex she had, or the archaic recollections of a zeitgeist?
JOY explores the fallout of the African diaspora and its point of departure is the aftermath of sex. The piece is created by the female performance collective ‘all good artists are dead’, who are dedicated to pushing the theatrical form into unknown territory. Their debut work, ‘Who’s Afraid of Anton Chekhov?’ written by Dina Gordon, was performed at the Rag Factory in Shoreditch and set the tone for their future as performance makers. The collective is based in London and founded by Dina Gordon and Ella Gamble in 2015, later joined by Andrea Giordani. Together and sometimes with other collaborators they have so far based their work on an improvisation to text model.
Catch our trailer here: https://vimeo.com/228710118
JOY is running Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th of February 18.15 with a Saturday matinee at 15.15 at theVAULT Theatre in Waterloo. Tickets and more information can be found here.