A highlight of this year’s Dark Mofo was the return of Ryoji Ikeda’s 15km tall beam of light and sound installation Spectra to town, on a permanent basis, having been purchased by David Walsh. Spectra won the affection of Hobart’s residents during the first Dark Mofo back in 2013, when it graced the Cenotaph.
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Dark Mofo 2017
Dark Mofo has been and gone for another year. The festival expanded to encompass two full weekends of the Midwinter Feast as well as a progressive nighttime journey from Launceston to Hobart stopping off at churches along the Midlands Highway for a series of artistic happenings. My own participation focussed on the activities in and…
Dark Mofo Part 3 – Burning the Ogoh Ogoh
…the festival culminated in a firey spectacle based on a traditional Indonesian ogoh ogoh ceremony designed to purge people’s fears by consigning them to the flames.
Dark Mofo Part 2 – Painting the Town Red
It’s not just large public buildings and infrastructure that are lit up to celebrate Dark Mofo in Hobart … Hotels and homes are also glowing crimson through the long winter nights
Dark Mofo 2016 – Dark Park
It’s deepest darkest June in Hobart, Tasmania and that can mean only one thing….