Dark Mofo, Mona’s winter festival, delves into centuries-old winter solstice rituals, exploring the links between ancient and contemporary mythology, humans and nature, religious and secular traditions, darkness and light, and birth, death and renewal.
2. Nude Solstice Swim
3. Ogoh-Ogoh – The Burning
4. Dark Mofo Waterfront Crosses
Since its inception in 2013, Dark Mofo artists have included Australian exclusive shows from Hermann Nitsch (Austria), Einstürzende Neubauten, FKA twigs (USA), Nicolas Jaar (USA), Antony and the Johnsons (UK) with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Tanya Tagaq (Canada), Sharon Van Etten (USA), Electric Wizard (UK), Rebekah Del Rio (USA), Ulver (Norway), Marina Abramovic (Serbia), United Visual Artists (UK), Ryoji Ikeda (Japan), The Irrepressibles (UK), Chris Levine (UK), Chelsea Wolfe (USA), David Lynch presents Chrysta Bell (USA), along with Pussy Riot (Russia), Alfredo Jaar (Chile), Sunn O))) (USA), Diamanda Galás (USA), Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (Mexico), Yo Gabba Gabba! (USA), Lustmord (UK), Cult of Fire (Czech Republic), ZHU (USA), the Presets (Australia), Itchy-O (USA) and more.
Dark Mofo/Jesse Hunniford Image Courtesy Dark Mofo, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia / Dark Mofo/Rémi Chauvin, 2019 Image Courtesy Dark Mofo, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia