James Batchelor and Collaborators


Deepspace is a mesmerising, intimate performance about our curiosity for the unknown. Beautifully celebrating the intersections of art and science, Deepspace studies the processes of searching for, collecting and ordering information that we use to understand the universe.

Deepspace developed from choreographer and performer James Batchelor’s participation in a two-month expedition at sea, along with visual artist Annalise Rees, with the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies in 2016. On board the RV Investigator, a state of the art marine research vessel, they journeyed to the remote UNESCO World Heritage Heard and McDonald Islands.

For the artist, this experience honed a new sensitivity to the body and a profoundly changed understanding of space and physicality. In Deepspace, the body is located between the extremities of remoteness and proximity, connectedness and isolation, certainty and uncertainty.

A beautiful, spacious and deeply moving performance, currently being seen around Australia and the world.

Creative Team

Creative team: James Batchelor (concept/choreographer/performer), Amber McCartney (performer), Annalise Rees (visual artist), Morgan Hickinbotham (sound design), Bek Berger (producer)


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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.

Project Dates

15 - 18th November at 8pm
Hart’s Mill Flour Shed, Mundy St, Port Adelaide
Tickets on sale late August