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.

Download full program here



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
All tix $15. See below for bookings

Panel - Unsettling the Frontier: Friday 16 November, 5:30-7pm, Hart’s Mill Packing Shed, free

Workshop: Sunday 18 November, 2-3:45pm, Hart’s Mill Flour Shed, free – See below for bookings

Film: See the beautiful Deepspace film in the Hart’s Mill Flour Shed foyer each night of the season