The festival is now in it’s third year of operation, and endevours to celebrate the dark through large scale art.
This year the festival will be taking place in new surrounds. It will be taking place at Dark park, located at Macquarie Point. Dark Park is a disused industrial facility that creates a rigid and bleak backdrop that fits perfectly with the feel of the festival.
This new space will feature an enourmous Fire Organ that incorporates flamethrowers and explosions as well as large scale animated projections from the works of avant garde artist Anthony McCall. Hand-carved ohoh-ogoh demons adorn an altar where people are invited to write down their worst fears and throw them into a monster’s mouths before they’re ritualistically burned in a cleansing ceremony to close the festival.
Last year the festival attracted over 100,000 people across the 10 days. This year it looks set to grow even further with performances from around 250 artists from all over the world. A truly unique festival that explores and celebrates the relationship between visual/performative art and music.
Dark Mofo runs from June 12 until June 22. For more information visit http://darkmofo.net.au.