Free-range Residency: Astrid Pill, 'Peter Out the Obsolete'

Fri Jun 09 2023 at 06:00 pm to 07:00 pm

The Mill Adelaide | Adelaide

The Mill
Publisher/HostThe Mill
Free-range Residency: Astrid Pill, 'Peter Out the Obsolete'
You are invited to 'Peter Out the Obsolete' by Astrid Pill.
About this Event

Throughout her two-week residency at The Mill, Astrid will be developing this performance work investigating the link between disposable culture, planned obsolescence and the ephemeral nature of human life.

The starting point to developing this work has been a series of photos she took as a joke present for her son, who kept wheeling home broken office chairs that he’d found on the side of the road. She noticed how many there were, dumped on the street. She has 88 photos of dumped chairs so far!

Something that started out as a joke, has taken on meaning for Astrid. She started to see beauty, loneliness and despair in those chairs; as though they were people with personalities and back stories. The chairs, much like humans, are not designed to last and she started to think about other types of objects that are disposable, the types of people who are ‘disposable’.

This inspiration and concept is in very early stages of development and this residency will give Astrid the time to explore her thoughts, note making and photo taking.

Please join Astrid Pill and The Mill's CEO/Artistic Director for an informal performative conversation about the process. This event will be 1 hour (including the casual Q&A).

About the artist:

Astrid is a performer/theatre maker who has worked with numerous companies and collaborators since 1996. She worked with Restless Dance Theatre and Patch Theatre Company, both over 10 years periods and has a 20-year collaborative relationship with Ingrid Voorendt and Zoe Barry, with whom she is creating the new work – Widow Weirdo.

She has worked with Brand X, Yashchin Ensemble, The Border Project, Sarah Neville, Maude Davey and Vitalstatistix, Ingrid Voorendt, Ladykillers, Daisy Brown/Cabaret Festival, Windmill and State Theatre SA/Brink. She sang for The New Pollutants re-score of Metropolis, which toured to major venues and film festivals including The Sydney Opera House and Fed Square.

Astrid has won many awards including an Adelaide Critics Circle Award for Cake, which she wrote, toured and adapted for ABC’s airplay and an Arts SA Emerging Artist Award, which enabled her to study voice and physical theatre in France and Poland.


The Mill is an accessible space. Disability access is available via Angas Street, and a disability toilet is also available. More access information is available on our website. If you have any questions or additional accessibility requirements, please contact us at [email protected]

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Image: Supplied by Astrid Pill.

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

The Mill Adelaide, 154 Angas Street, Adelaide, Australia


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