Photo by Liz Crow, Roaring Girl Productions
Bedding In is a live durational performance. Exhibited beyond a red rope barrier, a woman lies in bed across three days. Bedding In emerges from the current welfare benefits overhaul, which threatens many with poverty and with a propagandist campaign that has seen disability hate crime leap by 50%.
Liz Crow, Artist Activist, “I wear a public self that is energetic, dynamic and happening. I am also ill and spend much of life in bed. The private self is neither beautiful nor grownup and I conceal it carefully. But the benefits system demands a reversal, my private self paraded to justify support. Bedding In performs the bed-life, showing that what many see as contradiction, what they call fraud, is only the complexity of life.”
Each day, audiences are invited to Bedside Conversations about the work and its politics.
1 November 11.30AM
2 November 2PM
3 November 4PM
Liz Crow is a former NESTA fellow and founder of Roaring Girl Productions. Her work has been shown at Tate Modern, the British Film Institute and Washington DC’s Kennedy Center for Performing Arts.
Limited capacity for Bedside Conversations. Sign up on the day at SPILL Central.
Part of the SPILL National Platform
Generously supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation
Presented in partnership with the Live Art Development Agency and Colchester Arts Centre