Mona: Faux Mo Lineup Announced

Mofo is the Museum of Old and New Art’s Festival of Music and Art in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, (planet earth, etc) and it happens every January.

 

Over the Mofo 2016 weekend, once the museum site closes, the MR-1 Fast Ferry will take Mofos down river from Mona to Brooke St Pier to the city to utterly disgrace themselves in sophisticated fashion.

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Laneway at FauxMo Photo credit: MONA/Remi Chauvin Image courtesy MONA Museum of Old and New Art

 

Faux Mo is Mofo’s late-night riot, taking over a disused, ex-government office space (12 Murray St, Hobart) from Friday 15 – Sunday 17 January 2016, 9pm till late.

The building will become a debauched disco lair for summer Mofos before its planned demolition next year, making way for Hobart’s forthcoming Parliament Square development.

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Bendy Ben in FauxMo Photo credit: MONA/Revi Chauvin Image courtesy MONA Museum of Old and New Art

 

Curated by Hobart locals James Walsh, Aedan Howlett and Jamin, in collaboration with Mofo Curator Brian Ritchie, Faux Mo highlights include the Jedi of turntablism, DJ Yoda (UK), bringing his cut-up cartoon beats to Friday night; New York purveyors of no-wave, James Chance and The Contortions (USA) bringing their jazz-inflected, punk-fuelled funk for some Saturday night fever; and Japan’s godfather of atmospheric hip-hop, DJ Krush, rounding off Sunday’s celebrations with his mad jazz and soul sampling sounds.

All this, joined by a slew of national and local favourites amidst environs borne of electric dreams from artists including Jamin, Aedan Howlett, Lucy Benson, Scot Cotterell, Selena de Carvalho, Michaela Gleave, Joe Hamilton, Sean Healy, Jason James, Kit Wise, and 313RGB.

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warning photo credit: MONA/Remi Chauvin Image courtesy MONA Museum of Old and New Art

 

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Fri 15 – Sun 17 Jan, 2016, 9pm – late
12 Murray Street (ex-Government Offices), Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Tickets $30 + BF (18+)
Door sales $35 (if available)

Program

Friday 15 January 2016

  • DJ Yoda (UK)
  • Okmalumkoolkat feat. Cid Rim & The Clonious (ZAF/AUT)
  • EMRSN
  • Akouo
  • Akouo & Dameza
  • Crixus
  • DJ Flagrant
  • Finch
  • Fraksha & Alaska
  • Funk Nukl
  • Pooks
  • Powernap
  • Sexy Lucy
  • Vibrant Matters

Saturday 16 January 2016

  • James Chance & the Contortions (USA)
  • Tom Thum & Guests
  • Sietta
  • Beartrap
  • Bronze Savage
  • Close Counters
  • Dameza & Alf Jackson
  • Finch
  • Hobart Funk Collective
  • Lawless DJ
  • MESS
  • Mez
  • Sexy Lucy

Sunday 17 January 2016

  • DJ Krush (JPN)
  • Hits
  • 4 Letter Fish
  • Bronze Savage
  • Dolittle
  • Funk Nukl
  • The Harrison Forward
  • Lawless DJ
  • Mez
  • Out of Context
  • Royal B
  • Sexy Lucy
  • Vibrant Matters
  • Waz
  • Yesterday’s Gentlemen

Visuals by:
Lucy Benson, Scot Cotterell, Selena de Carvalho, Michaela Gleave, Joe Hamilton, Sean Healy, Jason James, Kit Wise, 313RGB

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Faux Mo Photo credit: MONA/Naomi Richmond

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Picture courtesy of Mona / Mofo 2016

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