This was another of the pieces that I, unfortunately, despite the best-laid plans, wasn’t able to attend.
However, I passed on my ticket to another and they had some interesting things to say about it. Paraphrased and run through my interpretation-machine:
Interesting. Minimal. No fires. Open field near water. Dark but could make out mountains on the horizon in the moonlight
Was Mike Parr there? Someone saying 1 2 3 4 at beginning and the end. Seated performers.
Audience had an interesting take on quiet. Whispering at the performance border or moving off a bit to talk. Turned around later and saw people/bodies scattered around the field – some laying down. Was reaching my cold limit. Saw people in hoodies and shorts…
I’m still sorry I missed it. Though I’m not sure how I would have responded to the endurance challenge. Hopefully, I would have rugged up and just given myself over to it. It all sounds quite ‘spare’.
My best-laid plans to be in Hobart for Dark Mofo this year fell apart. Happily, I was still able to experience a little of the festival elsewhere in Tasmania courtesy of The Crossing, a project by the unconscious collective. I’m even in the little video snippet below :)
- Wondering what testing, if any, you need to do before playing big, dense music in a ‘found’ venue such as this. My ear drums were crackling – I wonder if all those stained glass windows were too…
- Amusing myself waiting for the show to begin:
This is happening in Hobart around about now…
“I’m tired. But I’ve been lucky,” Carmichael says. “Lifelines have a habit of appearing. Crises tend to give rise to new life. Remember Dionysus.”
Source: Leigh Carmichael’s dark arts at MONA | The Saturday Paper
Earlier this week I read this: ‘David Lynch decries ‘pathetic’ arts funding cuts – and graffiti’
And then the front page of the local newspaper on Wednesday:
The obvious conclusion? David Lynch is coming to Hobart. Probably as part of DARK MOFO. Yep, happy to add fuel to that fire.