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The Substation/ Artist/​Marcus Ian McKenzie/

Marcus is an experimental performance maker, artist and acteur working in Melbourne/Naarm, originally from Tasmania/Lutruwita. His work uses the relationship between audience and performer as a site for bizarre new sensory encounters, often incorporating schisms in language, parafictional world-building, intertextural soundscapes, hyperstitional mythologies and questionable dancing. Conceptually rigourless and rigourously conceptless: he makes works for anybody, but not everybody.

Marcus has collaborated in Australia and internationally with many renowned artists and organisations. He has recently developed works for Rising, The Substation, Arts Centre Melbourne, Blindside, Kings ARI, Gertrude Contemporary, The Wheeler Centre, Malthouse Theatre and Science Gallery Melbourne.

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What's on
Substation Program/​Theatre
Empty Seat/​ Akaraka/​ 20–23 March 2024/
Substation Program/​Music/​Performance
Tim Hecker, JWPATON /​ Room40/​ 16–17 March 2024/
Outdoor Billboard Gallery/​Substation Program/​Free
Vic Bakin/​ Queer PHOTO: TBWWWTB/​ 27 January–24 March 2024/