2015 - Ongoing
“A chaos of raw action, colour, costume and community creates the nucleus for the ever transforming realm of The Bait Fridge. The manipulators of this wet, hyper colourful landscape are bound to no laws, except to keep evolving the space visually, socially and sonically. If the environment is not constantly in flux...it will die.”
The Bait Fridge is a multi-disciplinary collective from South Australia whose members collaborate under a unified banner to create works and performances which combine the practices of music, art, dance and theatre. It began in 2014 at Blenheim Music and Camping Festival in Clare Valley as a spontaneous performance of expressive art and experimental music. The Bait Fridge has consistently performed at Blenheim Festival every year since - growing from a 5-piece outfit in its inception to over 15 participants in 2018 - finding its way into elaborate costume construction, audience participatory art making and The Bait Fridge Band. Recent works have involved improvised narrative performance with accompanying music, sculptural instruments, professional dancers, audience involvement, workshops and elaborate stage construction.
The Bait Fridge has had very generous contributions from many members including: Arlon Hall, Kaspar Schmidt Mumm, Felix Phoenix, Henry Walker, Declan Casley-Smith, Adrian Schmidt Mumm, Abbey Howlett, Annie Scheid, Emmaline Zanelli, Ben Sargent, Mat Morrison, Zeno Kordov, Heath Dalziel (Colourfool), Kasia Lalewicz, Dave Court, Ben, Jack Hodge, Steph Walker, Rory, Jack Casley-Smith, John Walker, Ziggy and co