Absurd and darkly funny, I Hide in Bathrooms is a revealing meditation on mortality and romance from performance artist Astrid Pill.
Working with long-term collaborators and experimental theatre-makers, including co-devisors Ingrid Voorendt, Zoë Barry and Jason Sweeney, Astrid Pill draws on real experiences to create a work that fuses fiction with autobiography. I Hide in Bathrooms reflects on the experience of losing an intimate partner, falling for someone whose partner has passed away and traversing a relationship while dying. Shifting between these points of view, a woman addresses her romantic delusions, sense of mortality and capacity for hope.
Premiering at Adelaide Festival and presented by Vitalstatistix as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations, I Hide in Bathrooms is a funny and deeply moving work about the relationships between lovers – dead and alive.
Astrid Pill [is] an astounding contemporary performer... I was spellbound.
The development of I Hide in Bathrooms has been supported by Arts South Australia, Brink Productions and Vitalstatistix. Its premiere season is presented by Vitalstatistix and Adelaide Festival and produced by Insite Arts.
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Concept, devisor & performer Astrid Pill Devisor & director Ingrid Voorendt Devisor, composer & sound design Zoe Barry Devisor & video design Jason Sweeney Set & costume design Renate Henschke Lighting design Sue Grey-Gardner Creative producers Insite Arts & Vitalstatistix