Covid-19 statement: Due to these unprecedented times, I'm sharing some archive work. These are free but with an optional donation which will be used to support my future projects.
The Weighting Game (2014)
Oh hi! hope you're doing well in lockdown, wishing you my very best.
This is the full video of my first ever solo performance when I was starting out as an artist.
Six years on, I've grown a lot as an artist and my work has drastically shifted. As we'v probably have all been doing in lockdown, I've been reflecting a lot in lockdown, on the past, the 'achievements', the 'failures' and where I'm going. I'm not wanting to be productive here, this is me sharing something that I've done in the past to offer some lockdown content to anyone who needs/wants something else to watch. Enjoy! Vijay x
Here's a copy for the show below:
The Weighting Game is a live art/theatre solo performance, critically commenting on the imposition of arranged marriages, cultural expectation and sexuality. The piece manifests itself in durational task based performance, text and video. An exploration of our relationship with freedom of/to love, our choices and desires.
"Vijay Patel is an engaging, exciting and charming performance artist. His work is funny, poignant, fearlessly personal, and current. He makes the political palatable and uses pop-culture references to inform his work and turn them on their head in a surprising and entertaining way."
- Sh!t Theatre