+ UNITED VISUAL ARTISTS: MUSICAL UNIVERSALIS
United Visual Artists return to Dark Mofo to present Musical Universalis, a spatial instrument that uses kinetics and sculpture to explore the connections between light, harmony and order. Eight orbs turn and turn in a darkened warehouse, manifesting the harmonic patterns of faraway celestial bodies in our solar system.
+ THE PURGING: OGOH-OGOH
As the darkness sets in, make an offering of your fears to our Tasmanian cave spider-shaped ogoh-ogoh—a demon-like sculpture derived from Balinese Hindu tradition.
+ THE BURNING: OGOH-OGOH
Join the massive procession snaking its way around the waterfront to the ceremonial fire of Dark Park, where our ogoh-ogoh—and our fears with it—shall be commended to the flames.
+ Sunday 24 June, 5:00 pm, Parliament Lawns to Dark Park, Macquarie Point.
+ TERRAPIN PUPPET THEATRE: THE SPIDER AND THE FLY
A free puppet show of Mary Howitt’s creepy little fable of flattery, charm and hunger, with sound by Dylan Sheridan and narrated by Rosie Grace.
Bring the kids.
+ MATTHEW SCHREIBER: LEVIATHAN
A massive geometric sculpture wrought from lasers and light, from the visual artist who was James Turrell’s lighting expert for 13 years and works in the field of light, architectural space and holography.
+ WINTER FIRES
Poetic lyrics go up in flames at 6:00 pm nightly.
+ TALISKER DARK BAR
Come in from the cold dark night, for warming tipples, midwinter libations and gourmet toasties, courtesy of Talisker whisky.
Enjoy live music, bring your friends and family. Bar open until midnight on Fridays + Saturdays.