Kate Power


Australian premiere
Presented by Vitalstatistix

In Vanessa Bell’s painting ‘Bedroom, Gordon Square’, hung in the Art Gallery of South Australia, a woman sits naked on the edge of a bed. Her body language and lack of facial features suggest she is caught in a moment of private reflection.

Bedroom explores the space of internalising the pervasive domination that women experience on a regular basis, and then the embodied expulsion of anger and grief, delivered through a visceral and charged performance – one full of humour and grace.

Bedroom is the first live performance work by contemporary visual artist Kate Power. In 2020, the creative development of the piece undertook a fascinating remote development process between Kate and NSW-based performance artist Sarah Rodigari, in some ways mirroring the questions about intimacy, proximity, slow processing and aloneness explored in the work itself.

Drawing on performed text, choreography and sculptural installation, Bedroom extends Kate’s acclaimed practice from sculpture and video, into a compelling live terrain.

Image: Jennifer Greer Holmes/Heath Britton


Performance Dates

JUNE 24-27
Waterside, 11 Nile St, Port Adelaide,
Kaurna Yerta


Tickets on sale in May

Creative Team

Creator and performer – Kate Power
Dramaturg and director – Sarah Rodigari
Design – Meg Wilson
Sound design – Nick O’Connor
Choreographic consultant – Alison Currie