Deepspace is an intimate performance combining dance, sound and installation. The work has grown out of a two-month residency aboard Australia’s state-of-the-art marine research vessel Investigator.
Award-winning choreographer and performer James Batchelor (Island, Metasystems) and visual artist Annalise Rees travelled to one of the most remote places on earth to study volcanic, sub-Antarctic islands, Heard and McDonald island.
From simple curiosity to detailed inquiry, this mesmerising work examines what drives us as humans to encounter the unknown. A vertical exploration, a shift in scale, we seek to determine the boundaries and properties of things.
Playing at the intersection of the arts and sciences, Deepspace maps the terrain between rational deduction and intuitive feeling.
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Supported by – Deepspace has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; the ACT Government through Screen ACT; and the City of Melbourne through Arts House. Deepspace was developed through Arts House’s CultureLAB with the assistance of Creative Victoria.
Image by – Charles Tammbiah