The Museum of Old and New Art’s Festival of Music and Art in Hobart is kicking off its summer festival this week and as always, Mofo 2016 is set to impress. The exhibition brings together art and music from a variety of genres and cultures and is the ultimate Tasmanian experience.
Curator of the festival, Brian Ritchie has said, “For the very first time the indoor and outdoor spaces at Mona will be fully activated with music, art, spoken word, dance, food, drink and more. All at the same time! It will be as much an adventure for us as it will be for you”.
Starting with a FREE party at The Odeon Theatre tonight, the show will bring to you Belgium collective, HERMESensemble. The live performance will feature a reimagined score to Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lodger. With countless other performances and installations; we at Speaker TV have put together a Mofo 2016 Must-See Guide for all of you headed to the show.
MOFO 2016 ‘MUST SEE’ GUIDE
The Flaming Lips:
Appearing on the MONA main stage, The Flaming Lips (USA) are an obvious choice for your time at Mofo 2016. As always, the boys will be bring their psychedelic sound to the outside stage.
Featuring some of Australia’s best actors including Paul Blackwell, Peter Carroll and Pamela Rabe, the Beckett Triptych will offer up three of Samuel Beckett’s plays. A State Theatre Company SA Production, the show will include Eh Joe, Footfalls and Krapp’s Last Tape and will appear at the Theatre Royal.
Kyle Paige and Amber Haines will bring to you – DANCENORTH. The dance duo is set to explore the hidden psychological secrets of the human mind through physical movement. A captivating and truly memorable vision, DANCENORTH is sure to spark a conversation.
Gilbert and George – The Art Exhibition:
In their first Australasian retrospective showcase, Gilbert and George will offer up ninety-seven pictures from 1970-2014. The modern view of the world seen through the lens of their distinctive compositions will be an inspiring addition to the festival.
Reigning from the UK, Kate Tempest is making her way down under to perform on the MONA main stage. From a published playwright, poet and novelist, the international act will be sharing her up close and personal debut album Everybody Down.
Antonio Sanchez Birdman Live (MEX):
Jazz drummer, composer and performer Antonio Sanchez is renowned for his score for the muli-Oscar-winning Birdman. The four-time Grammy Award winner will perform live to a screening of the film, creating a beautifully unique piece for his audience.
Amy Spiers and Catherine Ryan:
No More Public Space, Only Public Order will be wet and wild. The artists are set to unveil their water cannon built out of materials such as safety cones, fencing, warning signs and tape. It’s then up to the audience to disperse or get soaked.
Kate Miller-Heidke & the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (visuals by Amy Gebhardt):
Set to “contain nudity”, Kate Miler- Heidke’s performance alongside Tassie’s Symphony Orchestra is said to be the world premiere of symphonic pop songs. The sold out show is clearly a must see, so to those with tickets – take full advantage.
After all the hustle and bustle of catching all your chosen performances, head over to Mofo’s large and loose after-party at 12 Murray Street in Hobart’s CBD. The four-storey club will play host to a range of DJS, performers and visual artists.
Mofo is 13-18th of January in Hobart, Tasmania. For all performance information and times, head to The Mofo Website.