So I guess I can finally show this.
My illustrations in the current issue of the german Rolling Stone magazine for their end of the year review (first one for an album review of Julia Holters album ‘Have you in my wilderness’,the other one for a review about crime books)
As winter creeps across Tasmania, you would think that the southern island would fall into a cool slumber. Instead, the island’s capital Hobart bursts into colour and light as the quirky, art festival Dark Mofo takes over the historic streets, landmarks and venues. The festival is hosted by the subversive and always exciting Museum of Old and New Art, more commonly known as MONA.
The incredible large-scale public art and live performance shown in the picture is called the Ferris Wheel of Death. As the glowing wheel turns, the haunting, dreamy chords of singer Julia Holter and a 30-voice choir float down to the crowds below, punctuated occasionally by shooting balls of fire into the sky. This surreal experience by composer Sophia Brous can be seen until Saturday June 21st.
If it’s too late to swing down to join in on the celebrations this weekend, be sure to start planning for next year’s equally spectacular event.