+ Live Performance from Claire Orme + DJ
A night to celebrate, re-live and rejoice in the world that was Lost Vagueness, the infamous party that ‘reinvigorated Glastonbury Festival’. A festival highlight for the very wrongly behaved.
Lost in Vagueness – the debut feature from director Sofia Olins – tells the extraordinary untold story of Glastonbury Festival’s most iconic and anarchic sideshow attraction, Lost Vagueness, and its ingenious but occasionally self-destructive creator Roy Gurvitz. Featuring Fat Boy Slim, Madness and Kate Tempest and Michael and Emily Eavis, as well as a whole host of outlandish performers.
A reaction to Glastonbury’s post-Thatcher malaise, Lost Vagueness started as a fancy-dress cabaret and flourished into a festival-within-a-festival: an incredible twisted pastiche of the Vegas strip encompassing variety performers from dance to burlesque to circus to freakshow to pyrotechnic scrapheap robots, as well as a casino, a wedding chapel, hot tubs and a boxing ring.
Specialising in performance art and sound installation, Claire Orme employs her skills as a musician to investigate the narrative contours of spaces and objects. Much of Orme’s work is research-led, utilising archive material and interviews to explore her interest in perhaps overlooked rural and urban histories.
Her current practice plays with and confronts the expectations of females in the history of performance. Utilising her body as an instrument and giving a ‘voice’ to her suppressed orifices, she attempts to cross and diminish the awkward boundaries between pub(l)ic and private.