The Museum of Old and New Art is set to come alive again this winter as Dark Mofo returns in June 2014 to celebrate the dark through large-scale public art, food, music, film, light and noise.
The winter solstice rites have been held around the longest night and the shortest day, to face the shadows and celebrate the light. MONA bridges the old ways with new to create contemporary traditions around this significant seasonal shift.
The inaugural winter festival attracted more than 128,000 people to events across 10 days in Hobart in 2013, so this year the plan is to make it bigger thaking over the Town Hall Underground, Prince of Wales Battery, Narryna Heritage Museum, the Old Mercury Building, with MONA’s new festival hub being at The Odeon Theatre.
Dark Mofo 2014 will feature a large-scale public artwork by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer to light up the night sky (June 13-22); the City of Hobart Winter Feast (June 19-21) at the waterfront with fire, music, and community; the MONA till Midnight open museum event (June 17); the Future Hobart: 2014 public space forum with Vito Acconci (June 17); the Dark Mofo Films program exposing the dark heart of Australian cinema (June 11-22); more after-hours debauchery at Dark Faux Mo (June 19 & 21), plus performances, installations, exhibitions, and much more, all building up to the longest night and winter solstice (8.51pm, June 21) with the annual Nude Solstice Swim (sunrise: 7.42am, June 22) to welcome back the light.
HOBART: JUNE 12 – 22, 2014
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Articulated Intersect
SUNN O))) + Earth + Veil of Darkness
David Lynch presents Chrysta Bell
Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!
Yin Xiuzhen (尹秀珍): Washing River 2014
Future Hobart 2014: Vito Acconci
In Praise of Darkness with the TSO
Dark Mofo Films
It’s Dark Outside
Afterlife: Total Control + Kirin J Callinan + HTRK + MORE
The Bronx + High Tension
The Gin Club + Jeff Lang + Mick Thomas
Dean Stevenson and the Arco Set Orchestra: Tim Passes
Dark Faux Mo
The Red Death Ball at Hobart Town Hall
City of Hobart Winter Feast
Nude Solstice Swim
Ross Manning: Different Rhythms
Marco Fusinato: Spectral Arrows
Pat Brassington: À Rebours
Grimoire at The Brisbane Hotel
A Night at the Museum (TMAG)
Amelia Rowe Memoriam
The Twilight Girls and Mark Shorter: 50 Ways to Kill Renny Kodgers
Huon Valley Midwinter Festival
MONA till Midnight
Michael Goldberg: An Inn for Phantoms
Ferris Wheel of Death
Tickets now on sale from: www.darkmofo.net.au