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Few tickets left for SUGAR MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL this Saturday – Get in quick… by blak3b5

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The main event for this year’s Sugar Mountain Festival will be taking place at The Forum Theatre on this Saturday 19 January 2012. It’s going to be even better than last year, with performances by some amazing local and international artists, and the only Melbourne show for Dirty Projectors.

There are still a handful of tickets left at these outlets:

Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100)
The Forum Box Office (
www.forummelbourne.com.au or 03 9299 970)
and Polyester Records (
www.polyesterrecords.com)

Check the set times:

THE WOMB
11.30pm – 1.00am: Dirty Projectors
10.30pm – 11.10pm: Action Bronson
9.30pm – 10.10pm: ESG
8.30pm – 9.10pm: Hunx & His Punx
7.30pm – 8.10pm: Woods
6.30pm – 7.10pm: Boomgates
5.30pm – 6.10pm: Lower Plenty
With projections and visuals by Kit Webster and Markus Hofko

Lauded Melbourne visual projection artist Kit Webster will make his third mind-melting main stage appearance at Sugar Mountain2013. Webster will expand on his previous two appearances at Sugar Mountain, taking us home with an expanding audio-responsive visual set for Action Bronson & Dirty Projectors.

German-born, New Zealand based artist Markus Hofko will make his Sugar Mountain debut with a series of swirling, live projections. Hofko will dress the main stage with live visual splendor for acts Woods and ESG.

Within The Forum’s many hidden nooks, local flamboyant artisan Hamishi will await you. Collaborating with musician and sound artist Henry Fin Madin (The Harpoons), the pair aims to draw you into their audio/visual world, bound to confuse and boggle, all in a strange and colourful manner.  

Action Bronson – The Symbol

Dirty Projectors – About to Die 

ESG – Moody (Live – From the movie Vampire’s Kiss)

THE SUMMIT
10.00pm – 10.40pm: HTRK
9.00pm – 9.40pm: Forces x Antony Hamilton
8.00pm – 8.40pm: Kirin J Callinan x Kris Moyes
7.00pm – 7.40pm: Naysayer & Gilsun
6.00pm – 6.40pm: Phantôscopia

The Summit is a stage of collaborative performances, visual sensations and otherworldly experiences.

Climb the stairs to the very summit of Sugar Mountain’s peak and find yourself drawn into the world of Phantôscopia.  An extra-sensory exploration of human perception and phantasmagoria in a panoramic audio-visual experiment, Phantôscopia will take participants on a hypnotic journey to explore and project the shadowy landscapes of the Mind.

In early 2012, Kirin J Callinan and Kris Moyes had a meeting of minds which spawned one of the most arresting music video clipsto come out of Australia, ever. Enigmatic performer and strange fellow Kirin J Callinan and acclaimed sociopathic director Kris Moyes reunite for their collaborative live debut at Sugar Mountain. What will they do? We don’t know. But we trust them.

Melbourne based synth outfit Forces will collaborate with acclaimed choreographer Antony Hamilton (Chunky Move, Australian Dance Theatre, Lucy Guerin). The result? Another ‘must see’ one-off performance, curated just for Sugar Mountain. As a choreographer, Antony Hamilton created dances for The Lyon Opera Ballet, Australian Dance Theatre, Chunky Move, Dancenorth, LINK, The Victorian College of the Arts, Stompin and Rogue. This is sure to be an unforgettable, confrontational performance.


BOILING POINT STAGE

10.00pm – close: Peanut Butter Wolf
9.20pm – 10.00pm: Jonti
8.20pm – 9.00pm: Collarbones
7.20pm – 8.00pm: Brothers Hand Mirror
6.20pm – 7.20pm: Boiler Room DJs

The Boiling Point Stage is presented by Boiler Room TV, featuring visual installations and stage design by Misha Hollenbach.

Respected as one of the foremost broadcasters of underground dance music in the UK, Boiler Room TV will bring Sugar Mountaininto the living rooms of discerning dance music lovers worldwide through the Boiling Point Stage. Located on The Forum’s mezzanine level,  Boiling Point will feature a stage environment with heavy tribal undertones adorned with the awe-inspiring visuals of Melbourne’s Misha Hollenbach.

One half of clothing label and publisher PAM and the driving force behind art/music super group The Changes, Misha Hollenbach is known for his awe-inspiring environmental installations and space transformations.  At Sugar Mountain 2013, Misha will enhance and build upon the existing realm of the Boiling Point, creating a space of collaboration between performer, artist and audience. Misha’s all out visual kook-out will be a perfect cave for dancing.

Thomas Russell will exhibit You Are Environment, an interactive video feedback installation.  The work reflects exploration of Zen philosophy and ideas on human consciousness and its relationship to nature.  You Are Environment will be located at the entrance to the mezzanine’s ‘Boiling Point’ level.

Keep your eye out for Keith Deverell’s beautiful new extension of last year’s film project Grace Note.  Prepare to be introduced to an exquisite focus on figurative sound play via local classical musicians, viewed alongside the seemingly effortless movements of Ballet Lab’s finest dancers.

FESTIVAL DOORS OPEN AT 5.00PM

 The Sugar Mountain satellite event program can be found HERE.

Sugar Mountain Festival
Presented by Triple R, The Thousands and Vice
Saturday 19 January 2013
The Forum Theatre, Melbourne


MUSIC: DIRTY PROJECTORS | ESG | PEANUT BUTTER WOLF
ACTION BRONSON | BOOMGATES | BROTHERS HAND MIRROR
COLLARBONES | FORCES X ANTONY HAMILTON | HTRK
HUNX AND HIS PUNX | JONTI | KIRIN J CALLINAN X KRIS MOYES  LOWER PLENTY |  NAYSAYER AND GILSUN | WOODS

VISUAL ARTS: KRIS MOYES | HAMISHI | ANTONY HAMILTON
MISHA HOLLENBACH |  KIT WEBSTER | MARKUS HOFKO
KEITH DEVERELL | THOMAS RUSSELL
PANTôSCOPIA | JEREMY EARL

www.sugarmountainfestival.com

Tickets on sale now via:
Ticketmaster (
www.ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100)
The Forum Box Office (
www.forummelbourne.com.au or 03 9299 970)
and Polyester Records (
www.polyesterrecords.com)