2016/2017, LIVE PRODUCTION 80 minutes / FILM INSTALLATION 75 minutes
VIRGIN TERRITORY INSTALLATION
‘Brave and unnerving exploration’ **** The Guardian
Vincent is ‘one of the most important feminist artists working in the UK today’ The Observer
‘Thought-provoking. A must see for all parents, teachers and young people’ Audience Feedback, Brighton Festival 2017
‘Brilliant. Powerful. Touching.’ Audience Feedback, Brighton Festival 2017
Charlotte Vincent’s VIRGIN TERRITORY takes a bold and uncompromising look at our hyper-sexualised culture and the impact it is having on girls and young women growing up today. We all want to be ‘liked’ and ‘followed’, but what effect does performing for the camera have on our lives?
VIRGIN TERRITORY is a multi-layered film installation, performed by four children aged 12-14 and four adults, with real-life testimonies, stunning cinematography and bold performances screened across five large televisions, mounted on school benches.
With moving, resilient performances at its core, VIRGIN TERRITORY asks vital questions about responsibility and being an ‘audience’ as we witness children playing in an adult online world.
‘With a sensational cast of performers who combine technical skill with brilliant body language and emotional depth, Vincent delivers forceful messages through her poetic and political dance theatre. This is a must for every teenage girl or boy.’ London Dance
Watch the VDT CALENDAR for details of Virgin Territory Installation on tour this autumn.
Adult supervision for under 14s is advised.
Virgin Territory contains content that some people may find upsetting.
Photography by Bosie Vincent
VIRGIN TERRITORY on film was commissioned by Brighton Dome as part of Kate Tempest’s Brighton Festival and premiered at O N C A Gallery 10-21 May 2017.
VIRGIN TERRITORY LIVE PRODUCTION
VIRGIN TERRITORY on stage premiered at The Place in November 2016, and took an uncompromising look at what it is like for young people to live in an over-stimulating, over-sexualised, digitally captured world. Four adults and four children negotiated some uncomfortable truths about the culture we live in, where bodies are exposed, identities are faked and our deepest truths remain hidden. Heartbreaking in its honesty and brave in its intent, VIRGIN TERRITORY was a hopeful, rallying cry to just let our kids be kids.
‘Deeply affecting. Important. Relevant. Brutally honest. Reflective. Delicate. Complex’ Audience member, The Place
VIRGIN TERRITORY on stage was commissioned by The Place. and premiered in the UK November 2016. VIRGIN TERRITORY’s European Premiere took place at Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, Paris, in May 2017.
Photography by Hugo Glendinning.
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