The entire Queen Elizabeth Hall – backstage and all – transforms into the set for enthralling durational performances, curated by conceptual artist Marina Abramović and MAI.
The performances use the entirety of the Queen Elizabeth Hall, and is self-led, letting you explore all parts of the building, including the auditorium, Purcell Room, backstage dressing rooms, green rooms, technical spaces and foyer.
The artists have all been invited to make site-specific, long-durational work. They engage with endurance, presence and participation, creating an infinite possibility of encounters between visitors and artists.
The artists featured are Collective Absentia, Carla Adra, Cassils (appearing Wed 4 – Fri 6 Oct only), Paula Garcia, Miles Greenberg, Sandra Johnston, Carlos Martiel, Yiannis Pappas, Paul Setúbal, Aleksandar Timotic and Despina Zacharopoulou.
Marina Abramović is participating on Wednesday 4 October and Sunday 8 October (session one) and is also present at various other times during the takeover.
For ages 18+ only
The event on Saturday 7 October at 12 noon is British Sign Language interpreted (BSL).
This event is self-led, and you are free to enter or leave each artist’s work at your own pace.
Marina Abramović is participating on Wed 4 & Sun 8 Oct (session one), and is also present at various other times during the takeover.
Cassils is participating on the following dates: Wed 4, Thu 5 & Fri 6 Oct.
This event deals with themes of oppression, racism, violence, mortality and trauma. Audiences will encounter nudity and loud noise.
Standard entry – £60*
Concessions – 25%**
* Excludes £3.50 booking fee.
** Limited availability. Read about concessions.
Tickets can only be sold through the Southbank Centre and our authorised agents, and can’t be resold. You can return your tickets to the Southbank Centre for a credit voucher up to 48 hours before the event. Tickets resold on any third-party platforms will become invalid.