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The Space Theatre and its surroundings will become a home to explore the impact and pleasure of durational performance at this Festival. Curated by Marina Abramović Institute (MAI), the following artists from Australia, neighbouring countries and beyond are invited to create site-specific, long-durational projects:

Marina Abramović (appearing digitally)
Collective Absentia
Li Binyuan (performing Sat 2 Mar only, 4pm - approx. 12am)
Yingmei Duan
SJ Norman
Mike Parr (performing Fri 1 Mar only, 12pm - 12am)^
Indigo Perry
Melati Suryodarmo
Christian Thompson

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These artists will engage with endurance, presence and participation, creating an infinite possibility of encounters between visitors and artists. Visitors are encouraged to explore the various spaces, not just observe, and to return over the course of the project to track the changes and surprises in the evolving, long-durational pieces. 

Marina Abramović Institute (MAI) presents and supports performance art at a global scale. Through an artist driven process, the Institute maintains both a multidisciplinary approach to performance and a focus on long durational work. This will be the latest global communal participatory project created by MAI, following São Paulo (2015), Athens (2016), Kyiv (2017), Bangkok (2018), Istanbul (2020), Amsterdam (2022) and London (2023). 

Marina Abramović Institute is: Marina Abramović, Thanos Argyropoulos, Serge Le Borgne, Paula Garcia and Billy Zhao.

Listed as one of Time Magazine’s most influential people, Abramović is a pioneer of performance art.

The Conversation

^Please note: Mike Parr's work will continue to be viewable from 2 - 4 Mar but the artist will not be present.

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Fri 1 Mar, 12pm - midnight^
Sat 2 Mar, 12pm - 8pm^^
Sun 3 Mar, 11am - 4pm
Mon 4 Mar, 12pm - 8pm

Please note: You can arrive at any time opening times listed above.
^Mike Parr will perform Fri 1 Mar, 12pm until midnight
Parr's work will continue to be viewable from 2 - 4 Mar
but the artist will not be present
^^Li Binyuan will perform Sat 2 Mar, 4pm until approx. midnight

Space Theatre and surrounds
Adelaide Festival Centre

4-Day Pass

Single Ticket Entry
Adult: $69
Festival Friends: $59
Concession**: $55
Under 30 years old: $35
Full-time student: $30
Transaction fees apply.

Wheelchair accessible
Book Access Tickets



About the works

Ticket notes
This is a durational event with entry subject to capacity. Queues may be experienced.
* Discounted ticket types do not apply to the 4-Day Pass. All tickets are general admission.
** Concession-priced tickets apply to Pensioners, Health Care Card holders and MEAA/Actors' Equity members. Please note: The Commonwealth Senior Health and Seniors Cards are ineligible for concession-priced tickets.

Main image: Mike Parr, Blind Painting of a Fallen Tree (2022). Photo by Zan Wimberley. Courtesy of the artist.