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TohuVBohu

Presented by Dark Mofo and Salamanca Arts Centre.

An INVISIBLE HOUSE event, curated by Brendan Walls
for Dark Mofo 2018

Light, music, sculpture, ritual, sound and performance are brought together to celebrate encounters with the numinous, memory, time, coincidence and the transcendent.

The site-specific installation will be regularly transformed by an unfolding series of private and public rituals and performances culminating in a 24-hour performance of a musical score for strings and percussion, formed from recordings made in Mexico and Italy on the feast day of John the Baptist (24 June).

13 years in development, the score final score will be realised by killers from the local experimental music community.


EVENT DATES:
Thursday 14 – Monday 25 June 2018

OFFICIAL OPENING EVENT: 
Thursday 14 June 2018, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Exhibition to be opened by Stephen J King

Stephen J King is a leading authority on the British mystic, magician, poet and philosopher, Aleister Crowley.  He regularly lectures internationally on Crowley’s system of “Magick,” initiatic Orders, and revealed religious tradition of Thelema.  Stephen is presently editing Crowley’s last book, Magick Without Tears, for the Crowley estate.  Under his religious name “Shiva,” Stephen is the Australian National Grand Master General ad vitam of the fraternal Thelemic Order, Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO), once led by Crowley.  A member of OTO for 30 years, he has been collaborating, co-creating and generally getting up to mystical mischief and mayhem with Australian artist-magician Barry William Hale for about the same length of time.

RITUAL & PERFORMANCE SERIES:
Ongoing durational private and public performance series and site interventions culminating in 24-Hour Live Performance* of the San Juan Chamula Score.


DAILY OPENING HOURS:

Thursday 14 June 2018
6:00pm – 9:00pm
 : OFFICIAL OPENING EVENT (see details above)

Friday 15 June 2018
10:00am – 4:00pm : Installation Mode
4:00pm – 12:00midnight : Installation Mode 

Saturday 16 June 2018
10:00am – 4:00pm : Installation Mode
4:00pm – 12:00midnight : Installation Mode 

Sunday 17 June 2018
12:00midnight – 8:00am : Installation Mode
10:00am – 4:00pm : Installation Mode

Monday 18 June 2018
10:00am – 4:00pm : Installation Mode

Tuesday 19 June 2018
10:00am – 4:00pm : Installation Mode

Wednesday 20 June 2018
10:00am – 4:00pm : Installation Mode

Thursday 21 June 2018 (Solstice)
10:00am – 4:00pm : Installation Mode
8:00pm – 12:00midnight : Live Performance HADES :
Featuring performances by the following artists throughout the evening:
Alf Jackson (drums)
Keith Hinde (drums)
Jesse Chapman (drums)
Brendan Walls (guitar)
Dale Evans (guitar)
Alex Murphy (guitar)
Michael Cox (guitar)
Otis McDermott (guitar)
Yono Bellinger (guitar)

Friday 22 June 2018
10:00am – 4:00pm : Installation Mode
8:00pm – 12:00midnight : Live Performance
DEMETER :
Featuring performances by the following artists throughout the evening:
Lucy Wilson (cello)
Michael Fortesque (double bass)
Soren Risby (viola)
Brendan Walls (electronics and viola)
Jon Smeathers (Oscillators)

Saturday 23 June 2018
10:00am – 4:00pm : Installation Mode
8:00pm – 12:00midnight : Live Performance
HERMES :
Featuring performances by the following artists throughout the evening (ALL electronics):
Murray Antill
Cameron Phillips
Matt Carr
Brendan Walls
Otis McDermott
Amyris Cauchi
Matt Carr
Andy Bagley
Matt Hall

8:00am Sunday 24 June 2018 – 8:00am Monday 25 June 2018
24-Hour Live Performance * featuring performances by the following artists:
8:00am – 12:00noon : Brendan Walls (solo : electronics, wires and percussion)
12:00noon – 1:00pm : Alf Jackson (drums) | Keith Hinde (drums) | Jesse Chapman (drums) | Brendan Walls (guitar) | Dale Evans (guitar) | Alex Murphy (guitar) | Michael Cox (guitar) | Otis McDermott (guitar) | Yono Bellinger (guitar) | Zac Blain (drums)
1:00pm  5:00pm : Lucy Wilson (cello) | Michael Fortesque (double bass) | Soren Risby (viola) | Brendan Walls (electronics and viola) | Jon Smeathers (Oscillators)
5:00pm – 10:00pm : (ALL electronics) Murray Antill Cameron Phillips | Matt Carr | Brendan Walls | Otis McDermott | Amyris Cauchi | Matt Carr | Cameron Phillips | Andy Bagley | Matt Hall
10:00pm – 8:00am : Brendan Walls
(solo) | Joined by stouthearted ones.


THIS IS A FREE EVENT


Biography: Brendan Walls

Brendan Walls is an interdisciplinary artist, experimental composer and performer. His work utilises a variety of handmade instruments and sound producing sculptural objects, considering psycho-acoustic properties of performance and gallery spaces, physical and technological limitations, failing systems, collapse, physical testing and transformation of consciousness. With a career spanning more than 20 years Walls has performed extensively in Australia and Overseas. He has released over 20 albums, both solo and in collaboration. In 2002 Walls first solo release Cassia Fistula, produced by Idea Records, U.S.A was featured in Artforum and Wire Magazines. He has been included in international symposiums, publications and Biennales concerning experimental and improvisational practice and debate, showcasing in 21:100:100 – One Hundred Sound Works by One Hundred Artists from the 21st Century (Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne / Long Gallery, Hobart).



 


Funded by Regional Arts Fund.

Images Credits: The installation work has at its heart an image of The Upright Star of the Great Name, this has been kindly loaned by J. Daniel Gunther. This work is copyright J. Daniel Guther © 2009.

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