Pleasure in the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens
Individual experiences of 'pleasure' can take many different forms. The fast pace of the modern day has made it increasingly more difficult to source, confining it to the most discrete spaces and passing moments.
'Pleasure in the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens' is a public performance and film which reveals new narratives of pleasure in this historic space. The tea and cake taken at the tea house; the liberation of drag nights at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. All are pockets of personal narratives brought to life through this choreography.
The audience also gets an insight into the changing nature of pleasure. The repetitive over-indulgence of these actions opens up conversations about how and when it may be received; by whom? And how it can manifest itself in the separation between work and leisure.
Project collaboration with Emily Blake, Sam Ray, Sophie Paul, Nye Conant, Marta Company, Gia MacCallum, Emily Tonkinson-Sharp, Mai Harris, Eva Novi, Kirsten Basso
Photos by Stuart Bannocks