HYPERSPACE is a solo performance by James Batchelor and Collaborators, the third work in a series following DEEPSPACE (2017) and REDSHIFT (2017). This series began from James’ experience as official voyage artist on a 2-month expedition at sea studying remote islands in the sub-Antarctic.

The premise of HYPERSPACE is to study the body in relation to the deep unknowns of the universe, into spaces beyond the reach of human touch. What is the role of the body in discovery? HYPERSPACE is an awakening of this infinite body but also a speculation of the unknown future body. It is a science fiction as performance, contributing to contemporary conversations taking place in science and art that are dealing with the role of the body in relation to discovery and our future in space.

Creative Team

Choreographer/Performer: James Batchelor
Composer: Morgan Hickinbotham
Producer / Collaborator: Bek Berger
Tattoo Design: Amber McCartney


Bassano del Grappa, Italy. B.Motion Festival. August 23 – 26 2018
Paris, France. Les Plateaux de la Biennale, La Briqueterie. September 29 2018

HYPERSPACE has been developed with partners Centro per la Scena Contemporanea (Bassano del Grappa), Dance 4 (Nottingham) and Dancehouse (Melbourne). HYPERSPACE has been supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through the Australian Cultural Fund, The Besen Family Foundation, The Keir Foundation and Michael Adena and Joanne Daly.

HYPERSPACE Excerpts from James Batchelor on Vimeo.