Tasmania’s winter festival Dark Mofo has announced its 2015 lineup, which will include appearances from the award-winning Antony and the Johnsons accompanied by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and British art-pop collective The Irrepressibles, plus Arkansas doom metalheads Pallbearer, dark Australian folkster and founder of The Drones, Gareth Liddiard, Seattle horror-country black-and-roller King Dude, Sydney indie-rock party-starters The Preatures and many more.
Dark Mofo 2015 will also feature a large-scale public artworks including the high-octane Fire Organ by German chemo-acoustic engineer Bastiaan Maris, the full-body sonic massage immersion of Bass Bath by Melbourne’s Byron J. Scullin in collaboration with Supple Fox, and a mysteriously dubbed 'Night Ship' which will prowl the river throughout the festival.
Dark Mofo Creative Director Leigh Carmichael said: “With the third iteration of Dark Mofo, we are pushing ourselves to the limit with a program that will challenge, disturb, excite, and hopefully enlighten our audience in some small way. We are expanding into a new precinct at Hobart’s harbourside Macquarie Point, with a project called ‘Dark Park’, which will house a number of large-scale art projects that will in turn push the audience to their limits."
Dark Mofo builds up to the longest night and winter solstice (Monday 22 June, 2.38am) with the annual Nude Solstice Swim at sunrise (7.10am, Monday 22 June).
Antony and the Johnsons with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra registration at:
Tickets on sale Monday 20 April from:
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