For the upcoming sixth annual DARK MOFO festival from 3–24 June 2018 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia from 13-24 of June I was going to work on a “X reason to visit Dark Mofo 2018”.
A noble plan.
That was until the revelation of this year’s program.
However, this year’s program is something else and warrants a visit no matter where you are situated on this earthround.
Brace yourself as I will merely list the highlights of what is in store for you this year:
In the realm of art: Lou Reed Drones, Ryoji Ikeda (JPN), United Visual Artists *(GBR), ZERO at Mona, A Journey to Freedom at TMAG, Matthew Schreiber * (USA), French & Mottershead * (GBR), Chalkroom ( Laurie Anderson + Hsin-Chien Huang ), Soda_Jerk, Terrapin Puppet Theatre plus many more.
Music-wise: Laurie Anderson (USA), Tanya Tagaq * (CAN), Electric Wizard (GBR), St. Vincent (USA), Alice Glass (CAN), Lydia Lunch (USA), Zola Jesus (USA), Nobody (Willis Earl Beal) (USA), Jarboe (USA) and Father Murphy (ITA), Einstüzende Neubauten *, Blasphemy * (CAN), Batushka * (POL), Portal *, Autechre (GBR), Marlon Williams (NZL) The Haxan Cloak * (GBR), Merzbow (JPN)*, William Basinski * (USA), Rebekah del Rio * (USA), Iona Fortune * (SCO), Peder Mannerfelt * (SWE), Group A * (JPN), ALTAR* (Roly Porter + Paul Jebanasam) *, Pan Daijing (CHN/DEU), Demdike Stare + Michael England * (GBR) Charlemagne Palestine (USA), many more.
As usual, the artistic and music performances are only part of Dark Mofo: The annual Winter Feast will open its gates at Hobart’s waterfront to frame the festival with culinary delights and a masked costume ball, multi-venue late-night party precinct, Twin Peaks-esque Bang Bang Bar, guest curation by Berlin Atonal (DEU), Dark Park, Winter Feast, Nude Solstice Swim, ogoh-ogoh purging and burning, theatre, orchestra, opera, more
Dark Mofo 2018 will be preluded from 7–10 June with a weekend featuring new major exhibition openings of ZERO at Mona (Museum of Old and New Art) and A Journey to Freedom at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG), an orchestral quartet at the Port Arthur Historic Site, plus the new weekend-long literature, film, and ideas event Dark and Dangerous Thoughts, a masked costume ball taking over an historic hotel, and art exhibitions across the city of Hobart.
For additional information visit https://darkmofo.net.au & https://mona.net.au.
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