This time of the year in Tasmania means the days are getting chilly and very short. Lots of layers of clothing when I venture out but last week I had tickets to an event that is part of Dark Mofo and was marketed as Dark and Dangerous Thoughts.
You know nothing.
- Dark + Dangerous Thoughts: has identity become our new religion? Chat with one of the speakers over lunch and drinks in Breaking Bread. Also, Lauren Winzer can give you a tattoo from a flash card.
- TMAG’s major new exhibition by Tasmanian Aboriginal artist Julie Gough, Tense Past, is an interrogation of colonialism and its impact on Tasmania’s first people—then and now.
- Confessions: divulge your secrets and sins to the artist, Tony Albert. Presented alongside select works from the past decade, and recent collaborations with the Tasmanian Aboriginal community.
- Patrick Hall’s If They Should Accidentally Fall is an intimate installation of bottled faces, whispering and illuminated, at Narryna Heritage Museum.
- How can the dead help the living? Forensic pathologist Roger Byard delivers the UTAS Arthur Cobbold Memorial Lecture, Lessons from the Mortuary.
- A conversation between musician and composer Warren Ellis (Dirty Three, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Grinderman) and Zan Rowe from Double J. A live recording of Double J’s Take 5 radio segment and podcast.
This is only a part of the program, no nude solstice swim for me, not even a night out but it certainly spices up old Hobart town for a few weeks.