Dark Mofo 2021

As winter descends on the city of Hobart, ‘Dark Mofo’ will plunge audiences into the darker realms of centuries-old rituals from 16 to 22 June 2021. The program of art, music, and film, the daring Nude Solstice Swim, a community-focused Winter Feast, guided tours, the burning of the Ogoh-Ogoh, and fireworks, invites audiences to explore ruminations of ancient and contemporary mythology, humans and nature, religious and secular traditions, darkness and light, and the cycles of birth, death, and renewal.

Highlights include work by Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, Jonathan Schipper, Sally Rees, Pictoplasma x Akinori Oishi, 404.zero, and Ryoji Ikeda’s spectra, as well as an exhibition of video works by Julie Rrap, Monira Al Qadiri, Jonathas de Andrade and Tianzhuo Chen at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

Pope Alice, Outback Tea Party. Photograph: Pope Alice. Courtesy the artist and Dark Mofo, Tasmania 2021