Sugar Mountain, Australia’s newest music and arts festival, will take over the Melbourne CBD next week. Showcasing a marvelous array of local and international creative talent, the Sugar Mountain satellite event program can be found HERE.
The main event will be taking place at The Forum Theatre on Saturday 14 January 2012.
We are pleased to announce the main event playing times:
12.00am: Shabazz Palaces
10.00pm: Thee Oh Sees
No Lights, No Lycra Dancers
8.00pm: World’s End Press
7.00pm: John Maus
6.00pm: Pets With Pets
With projections by Kit Webster and a gateway installation by Maya Hayuk and Kyle Ranson.
Lauded Melbourne visual projectionist Kit Webster will make his warmly welcomed return to Sugar Mountain in 2012, following his mind-melting main-stage appearance in 2011. Webster will expand on last year’s performance with the use of mapped objects and dancing particles, all of which will be responsive to movement and sound. Webster’s projections will delve beyond the stage to further swallow your senses.
Upon entering The Forum Theatre, an epic mountain made of little heads and woven, tessellated objects will draw you into THE WOMB. This exciting collaborative effort, created by Maya Hayuk and Kyle Ranson is an extension of both artists recent visual experimentation with new materials and ideas.
MESS & NOISE STAGE
11.45pm: The Harpoons
10.45pm: Lost Animal
8.30pm: DJ Yamantaka Eye (extended set)
7.45pm: Straight Arrows
6.45pm: Fox & Sui
With stage art by Rhys Mitchell and Raphael Rizzo, and mezzanine installations by Matsuri Yamana.
Sugar Mountain visual artists Rhys Mitchell and Raphael Rizzo are the rising talent behind the artwork for Kimbra’s highly successful debut album. In conjunction with the recently announced MESS & NOISE STAGE, Mitchell and Rizzo will join forces to create a vibrant backdrop to the stage and a kooky, ‘living’ stage set.
At Sugar Mountain 2012 Matsuri Yamana will contribute two of her imaginative, interactive installations hidden amongst the many upper nooks of The Forum Theatre, awaiting your exploration.
11.30pm: This Thing Presents
10.30pm: Prince Rama
9.30pm: Sun Araw (featuring visual artist Ben Barretto)
8.15pm: Julianna Barwick
7.15pm: Absolute Boys
With projections by Lucy Benson, ‘Grace Note’ by Keith Deverell screening between bands, and installation and performance by Dylan Martorell with special guests in nearby nook.
Fresh from a four year stint in Berlin where she worked on arts and music festivals around Europe, Lucy Benson returns to Melbourne for Sugar Mountain 2012. Benson will take to THE SUMMIT, with new, tailor-made visual material made with mirrors and natural reflective elements to accompany a warm and intimate set from Julianna Barwick.
Speakeasy Cinema presents ‘Grace Note’, an oversized video work by Keith Deverrell on the big screen at THE SUMMIT. At Sugar Mountain 2012, Keith Deverell will turn his lens on Australia’s most idiosyncratic musicians by creating ultra slow and huge portraits of their unique gestures and stage antics, lending a new perspective to the art of musicianship.
Dylan Martorell will transform one of the many upper nooks of the Forum Theatre into an interactive, neo-tribal audio/visual sensation, with an animatronic backing band to surprise karaoke participants (provided by musicians on the Festival’s musical line-up, and others).
FESTIVAL DOORS OPEN AT 5.30PM.
Sugar Mountain Festival
Presented by Triple R and The Thousands Melbourne
Saturday 14 January 2012
The Forum Theatre, Melbourne
MUSIC AND SOUND: DEERHOOF | TUNE-YARDS | THEE OH SEES | SHABAZZ PALACES| JULIANNA BARWICK | JOHN MAUS | SUN ARAW | PRINCE RAMA
WORLD’S END PRESS | ABSOLUTE BOYS | DJ YAMANTAKA EYE | FOX & SUI
LOST ANIMAL | PETS WITH PETS | STRAIGHT ARROWS | THE HARPOONS
THIS THING PRESENTS | and the MESS+NOISE STAGE
VISUAL AND PERFORMANCE ART: KIT WEBSTER | MAYA HAYUK | KYLE RANSON
DYLAN MARTORELL | BEN BARRETTO | VINCENT MOON
LUCY BENSON | KEITH DEVERELL | CHACO KATO
MATSURI YAMANA | RAPHAEL RIZZO | RHYS MITCHELL | THOMAS RUSSELL
and contributors Speakeasy Cinema, Body Electric Dancers and the No Lights, No Lycra Dancers
Tickets are selling fast.
Limited tickets are still available from Ticketmaster – www.ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100. Tickets are $85 + bf.
Sugar Mountain will also present a series of exciting satellite events over January 2012.
More information HERE.