Orange Dot Theatre Delicatessen Clayton David Pettet There are three parts of the performance. It involves a Male partner. and The Loss of "Virginity" -Two in Three Parts- Britain's Last Virgin and The Art of Art School stealing My Virginity
Wednesday 2nd April 2014
The Orange Dot, London
Controversial artist Clayton Pettet has announced that his performance piece Art School Stole My Virginity – which has made international headlines already – will take place with The Orange Dot.
Pettet has sparked intense debate with this project, which has raised questions globally about the value of male virginity and has been eagerly anticipated by the 150 ticketholders.Pettet has been cryptic about details of Art School Stole My Virginity, given the intimate nature of the performance, yet the audience can expect an exploration of the social stigmas behind virginity interpreted through Pettet’s unique flamboyance.
The theme of youthful sexuality is one that Pettet has examined in previous works, particularly Whoregasm; a photographic study of the female orgasm. Pettet aims to question the value put upon virginity; whether it’s really important and whether indeed it really exists.
Although the performance is live, there will be a follow up exhibition lasting two days after the event with Clayton’s permanent work on display. This exhibition will be open to the general public and will not be ticketed.
Thursday 3rd April 2014 - 11am to 10pm
Friday 4th April 2014 – 11am to 10pm
Saturday 5th April 2014 – 11am to 10pm
Words from The Orange Dot
“Ignoring the hype it was after meeting Clayton that I just felt from the go that supporting this aspiring artist was a must. `Ok, it is deemed as controversial but that in itself is not a first for The Orange Dot. Controversy for controversy’s sake is just hype, and that’s not what this is about. This is about a young artist at the very beginning of his career who has signalled that he will not compromise, and that is all we stand for: no compromise.
Jeff Boardman – Co-founder of The Orange Dot