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Pony Express and Contemporary Art Tasmania present Abolish the Olympics, an exhibition and live performance about the movement to cancel the Olympic Games forever.

Tickets are for an intimate, one-hour live performance at Contemporary Art Tasmania.  In this bootleg Olympiad, Pony Express will face off in a punishing, condensed variation of 33 summer sports: from archery to wrestling, opening ceremony to closing ceremony. The artists act simultaneously as coaches, athletes, performers, spectators, and commentators, sparring with the beast of cultural boycott from the inside-out.

Venue: Contemporary Art Tasmania - 27 Tasma St, North Hobart

Performances: 4 pm - 5 pm; Friday, 18 June 2021 - Sunday, 20 June 2021

Opening Event and Welcome to Country: 5.30 pm; Friday, 18 June 2021

WARNING: This event contains: strobe; haze, loud music; sensitive media material.

ACCESS: Please get in contact directly with Venue and Organisers if you have any concerns regarding the accessibility of this event: Email: and cc:

Further Access-specific information for the Performances and Installation will be available June 1, 2021. 

Pony Express is an experimental Live Art duo led by Ian Sinclair and Loren Kronemyer. Through a pandrogynous collaborative process, they work across media art, live art, transdisciplinary and cross-artform collaboration to create alternate realities exploring themes of adaptation, global weirding and the slow apocalypse. Pony express’ Ecosexual Bathhouse premiered at Next Wave Festival in 2016 and toured  to Liveworks Festival 2016; Perth Institute of Contemporary Art 2016; Dark MOFO 2017; Santarcangelo Festival (Italy) 2017; Forum of the Futuro (Portugal) 2017 and Interformat Symposium (Lithuania) 2018.

More about Pony Express

Abolish The Olympics is presented by Contemporary Art Tasmania

Official Abolish The Olympics Team Uniforms by Hickey Hardware

Official Arena Audiovisual Design by hosting

Arena Wrangler: Sophie Ambler

Pony Express and Contemporary Art Tasmania acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands on which this event is held, the muwinina and palawa; we pay respect to their elders across all times and recognise today's Tasmanian Aboriginal families as custodians of lutruwita.

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