ROCKAMORA LIVE: A performance with The Bait Fridge and Slowmango

Kaspar Schmidt Mumm, ROCKAMORA LIVE with The Bait Fridge and Slowmango (2023), single channel video, 30 minutes. Recorded and edited by Dada.

About the work

Held at Adelaide Contemporary Experimental on Saturday 15 July 2023.

'Rockamora' is the newest member of local multi-arts performance collective, The Bait Fridge, and eclectic global-funk-jazz six-piece band, Slowmango!

If you've ever dreamed of witnessing a giant animatronic bully come alive as a musician within a chaotic landscape of improvisational absurdist performance, this is your moment.

For one night only, ACE’s gallery transformed into a somewhat-music-venue-somewhat-gallery-somewhat-live-studio, in which a cacophony of raw action, colour, costume and community occurred. This could otherwise be describable as a 'multi-disciplinary performance experience', but that sounds a bit dull, doesn't it?

William Maggs performed an Auslan translation.


Kaspar Schmidt Mumm is the 2023 recipient of the Porter Street Commission – ACE’s annual award supporting new artwork commissions by South Australian artists.

Presented as part of the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body.

ACE tampinthi, ngadlu Kaurna yartangka panpapanpalyarninthi (inparrinthi). Kaurna miyurna yaitya mathanya Wama Tarntanyaku. Parnaku yailtya, parnaku tapa purruna, parnaku yarta ngadlu tampnthi. Yalaka Kaurna miyurna itu yailtya, tapa purruna, yarta kuma puru martinthi, puru warri-apinthi, puru tangka martulayinthi.

ACE respectfully acknowledges the traditional Country of the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains and pays respect to Elders past and present. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to the Kaurna people living today.