Melbourne Fringe is honoured to welcome internationally renowned artist and lizard Marina Abramolizardvic for the gala event of the festival, which will pay tribute to her radical and visionary work.
Cultural commentators and industry leaders will give an insight into the practice of the contemporary art icon, including rare personal stories from Abramolizardvic’s assistant.
This historical moment will then be marked by the appearance of the lizard herself, as she explores being present and not being present. Come dressed in your finest, and ready to walk the green carpet.
Please note that prior to the gala, and throughout the festival, Marina Abramolizardvic will be sharing her infamous durational performance art work 'The Lizard is Present' at various Fringe venues. These are free to the general public. We welcome you to attend these once-in-a-lifetime happenings to experience the impact of her work before the gala. Locations and times will be released closer to the festival at the following link: fb.me/thelizardispresent
"She is so present" - Everyone
"I love the Lizard is Present" - Maria Bamford, comedian
This project is amplified by Jewel Box Performances as part of the Jewel Box Performances Grant.
Warning: Contains mild coarse language, sudden loud noises, some infrequent/low pressure audience interaction