Essie Kruckemeyer and Kim Jaeger

Good Silence

I tied the things I needed most to me. And waded into the water. To see if they would make me float. Or drown.

Good Silence is an ambitious new live performance installation by collaborative duo Kim Jaeger and Essie Kruckemeyer, in which both artists and audience members perform the work together. The work seeks to evoke the visceral experience of having time for one’s self and the power of creating that space, especially for women, in contemporary everyday life.

How do we create and participate in meaningful rituals that permit some temporary alleviation from the obligations of the everyday? Drawing on a rich tapestry of text, physical theatre, sculpture, sound and film, this work takes the form of a series of actions and events, made for site-specific locations.

Good Silence will work at Hart’s Mill Packing Shed for a fortnight, as this year’s selected residency project, before offering a series of immersive work-in-progress performance experiences for Adhocracy audiences.

Image: Remi Chauvin


Creative Team

Essie Kruckemeyer and Kim Jaeger (SA/TAS)

This project was assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts

Project Dates

Adhocracy 2019:
Friday 6 - Sunday 8 September
Entry by donation

Hart's Mill Packing Shed
Showings leave from Waterside
11 Nile St, Port Adelaide

Your chance to see:
• Friday – 7pm & 9pm showing
• Saturday – 4pm & 7pm showing (women and non-binary audience only)
• Sunday – 4pm & 7pm showing