Vitalstatistix presents Cutaway – an installation

Waterside Workers Hall has been central to Port Adelaide’s cultural life for 85 years and the Vitalstatistix's 'Cutaway' arts project honours this iconic, heritage listed building.

Cutaway is presented as part of the 2011 Port Festival and includes site-specific art works and performances, made within and around Waterside by artists and community makers. 

The project is named after a term for architectural drawings that simultaneously show  the inside and outside of a building or boat (also called ‘the explosive view’).

Cutaway is brought to life by the Vitalstatistix theatre company. Waterside was originally built by the Waterside Workers Federation in 1926 and has been Vitals’ home since 1992.

Vitalstatistix is a boutique producer/presenter company, presenting contemporary theatre and interdisciplinary arts projects that: are risk taking, provocative, political, challenging and moving.

Cutaway is a three year interdisciplinary arts project and will reveal and honour the extraordinary memories that inhabit the hall.

The Cutaway installation is Vitalstatistix's first public exhibition of work. Each artist is responding to the resonance of Waterside, working with community members, other artists and alone to make art works from song and sound, text, projection, sculpture, still image, film and live performance. 

Port Adelaide locals have also contributed stories, images, songs, anecdotes,  shoes (yes, shoes) and voluntary hours to make the installation.

It’s a beautiful, eclectic and unfinished exploration of the hall and the people who have occupied it.

For a special experience of Cutaway, come along to Live Cuts. Held each Friday and Sunday of  the installation’s two week season,  

Live Cuts  are events where audiences can see live elements of the installation and connect with the community and artists that surround the Cutaway project.  

Opening night: Friday 7th October, 7-10pm.

Installation season: Sat 8th Oct to Sunday 23rd Oct, 11am-5pm (Wed to Sun, not open Mon/Tues).

Live Cuts: Fridays Oct 7th, 14th and 21st from 7-10pm, and Sundays Oct 9th, 16th, and 23rd from 2-5pm.

Waterside Workers Hall, 11 Nile St, Port Adelaide

Entry by gold coin donation.

For more information visit the Vitalstatistix website

Photo by Tony Kearney.

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