In My Room

Aurelius Productions / Dorothy's Shoes (UK)

Sun 11 Jan 2015
Mon 11 May 2015
Thu 11 Jun 2015
Sat 11 Jul 2015
Thu 01 Jan 1970
Thu 01 Jan 1970
Thu 01 Jan 1970

Toynbee Studios

13:00 – 20:00
Durational – 10mins – one person at a time
Part of SPILL Passes – SPILL ALL-SEEING, WEEK 1, WEEK 2 and Toynbee daytime passes.



Photo by Aurelius Productions

WORLD PREMIERE

ENTER A TIME CAPSULE AND FIND YOURSELF IN WHAT PURPORTS TO BE A TEENAGE GIRL’S BEDROOM IN THE 1970S

Rifle through the piles of punk fanzines, fetish clothes, LPs, and teen magazines; take in the walls collaged with gig posters, pages torn from porn mags, and scrawled-over wallpaper; and snuggle down on the Sex Is No Emergency bed. An accompanying sound installation fuses ‘70s pop tunes with a poetic reflection on the sexualisation of girl children. The work is both an exhibition of original pop / punk/ porn artefacts; and a reflection on the legacy of sexual abuse in the ‘70s, which the punk movement called out, parodied, and subverted.


Dorothy Max Prior has over 30 years experience in the performing arts – from punk-rock drummer to performance artist; ballroom dance teacher to street arts choreographer and site-specific theatre-maker. She is a co-director of The Ragroof Players, and also creates projects under the name Dorothy’s Shoes, with commissioned shows and events for a diverse range of festivals and venues including LIFT / BR-116, Sacred at Chelsea Theatre, Entre_Lugares festival (Brazil), and Tenuta dello Scompiglio (Italy).


  • Created by Aurelius Productions
  • Dorothy Max Prior (artist/writer)
  • James Foz Foster (composer/sound designer)
  • Isobel Smith (co-designer)

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