Viv cuts out chains of paper dolls.
Look they are children holding hands.
When she is finished there will be 11 million of them.
She wants you to see them.
To see how delicate they are.
Each doll personifies a hidden story of survival.
Each cut of the scissors, a decisive expression of defiance.
A first look at Viv Gordon’s new work shedding light on the scale and impact of childhood sexual abuse in the UK. Part performance, part installation, part collective act of resistance, Cutting Out offers bittersweet laughs and life affirming rage.
Age Recommendation: 14+
The performance contains references to childhood sexual abuse and trauma.