Stripped Down: Spoken Word at The Power Plant

At the core of Beth Stuart's exhibition is a critical engagement with the Victorian-era bathing machine which emerged as members of the European gentry began to take to the seaside. In this spoken word program, four poets use the Bathing Machine as a point of departure to reflect on the structures, both literal and figurative, that upheld Victorian-era cultural values. Through poetic questioning, these artists deconstruct the themes of bodies, privilege and public space while reimagining their role in the present.


Mahlikah Awe:ri
Charles Marco Diokno Manzo
Mona-Faith Mousa
Heath V. Salazar

Left: Mahlikah Awe:ri Right: Heath V. Salazar. Images courtesy of the artists.