Tasmania’s Museum of Old and New Art MONA, is ready to light up the night with the announcement of the 2015 art and music extravaganza Dark Mofo.
Opening Friday June 12, and coinciding with the museum’s major curatorial exhibition Private Archaeology by Marina Abramović, the 10-day winter festival will see over 250 performances from dozens of artists both local and abroad, on a multifaceted platform of art, theatre, music and culture.
Not limiting itself to the white walls of the gallery, this year Dark Mofo invites you to explore Tasmania’s wider community, and take part in a heap of explorative initiatives including: a National Park camp-out with Wild at Heart, educational conversations at creative thinking hub The Hothouse, and a five-night food-lover’s dream, complete with cosy fire and live entertainment at Winter Feast.
The Festival will build to its final night of creative expression with the annual Nude Solstice Swim at sunrise, after the longest night of the year. The coming together of like-minded individuals will take place at the end of the winter solstice on June 22, inviting participants to enlighten their inner shadows, depriving themselves of all clothing and inhibitions.
DARK MOFO 2015 LINEUP
Marina Abramović: Private Archaeology
Antony and the Johnsons with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
City of Hobart Dark Mofo Winter Feast
Wild at Heart
Bompas and Parr
Remote Nature Response: Ash Keating
Fire Organ: Bastiaan Maris with Duckpond
Bass Bath: Byron J. Scullin with Supple Fox
Orlando: THE RABBLE
The Witches by Roald Dahl: David Woods + Luke Jeffries + Guy Edmonds
RBMA presents EYE: CIRCOM
The Witching Hour (Midnight concert series)
The Discovery Orchestra
Giidanyba: Tyrone Sheather
Radiant Heat: Lucy Bleach
Angry Electrons: Jason James
Dark Mofo Films
The Kettering Incident: world premiere
Allison Bell with members of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Envelop(e): Julian Day, Mick Harris, Jason James, Elizabeth Veldon, Christina Kubisch, curated by Matt Warren
John Kelly: Beyond Woop Woop
Laundry of the Terminal Psyche: Douglas McManus
Nude Solstice Swim
Funeral: The Guerrilla Museum
Ashes to Ashes: curated by Scott Carlin and Lana Nelson, photography by Angela Waterson
Dark Mofo is on from June 12 – June 22 @ MONA and more.
Tickets available Monday 20th April via the website here.