In The Next Room

Victoria Firth

Fri 02 Nov 2012


Photo by Sarah Spanton

In the next room begins to explore the emotional and physical experience of loss devised from starting points: the poem In the next room attributed to Henry Scott Holland and the Kubler-Ross model of five phases of grief. Victoria makes physical performance works that utilise the effect of action and task on the performer’s body to engage with the audience about primary emotions and states. Her work is visceral, immediate and honest – often being devised from personal experience.

Beginning making work in 2008 after participating in Finale with Pacitti Company, Victoria has shown work at a number of platforms including Poolside Emergency! in Liverpool and Fresh Air in London. In the next room is her third solo work.