SHUT DOWN FILM INSTALLATION
(2018) 60 minutes
Premiere Brighton Festival 2018
ONCA GALLERY 9 – 27 May, 12-6pm (closed Mon / Tue), FREE ENTRY
Movement, spoken word, rap and striking visuals collide in Charlotte Vincent’s powerful and darkly funny new film installation. Played across six screens, with an outstanding cast of performers, including three talented teenagers from East Sussex, SHUT DOWN investigates the pressures, contradictions and confusions of being a man.
SHUT DOWN was filmed on location in Newhaven and Kent by cinematographer Bosie Vincent, directed by Charlotte Vincent, ‘one of the most important feminist artists working in Britain today’ (The Observer).
FREE CREATIVE WORKSHOPS: Throughout Brighton Festival 9-25 May 2018, VDT is offering free SHUT DOWN workshops for schools and community groups at ONCA, exploring the issues the work raises around masculinity, gender, pornography, fatherhood and consent.
Contact VDT’s Engagement Manager firstname.lastname@example.org / 01273 911616 for further details if you are a teacher / leader interested in your class or group taking part.
FREE TALK: Wed 23 May, 6pm: Charlotte Vincent discusses the process of making SHUT DOWN on stage and on film and the impact of #metoo campaign on the creation process.
SHUT DOWN LIVE PRODUCTION
(2017-ongoing), 100 minutes
VDT’s first ever all-male live production asks ‘what is it like to live as a man today?’ SHUT DOWN premiered live in London in November 2017 (see trailer above) and will tour across the UK spring 2019.
This is ‘political and poetic dance theatre’ (London Dance) from one of the UK’s most risk-taking, rigorous choreographers.
‘SHUT DOWN seems to present simultaneously a manifesto, a rebellion, a cry for help, and a mapping of the many identities ‘a man’ could take on.’ Exeunt, Nov 2017
Charlotte Vincent discussing SHUT DOWN on BBC Woman’s Hour, November 2017
To discuss booking SHUT DOWN in Spring 2019, please contact: Sarah Trist +44(0)7757 654790 / email@example.com
SHUT DOWN is the brother work to VIRGIN TERRITORY (2016/17), supported by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Sussex Community Foundation and Chalk Cliff Trust. VDT is a National Portfolio Organisation, funded by Arts Council England and Associate Company at Brighton Dome and Festival.
- Directed and Designed by
- Performed by
- Hip Hop Consultants
- Sean Stakim
- Marso Riviere
- Sound Design by
- Soundtrack contributions by
- Members of AudioActive
- Lighting Design by
- Nigel Edwards
- Production Manager