Underground festival inspired by Dark Mofo

Some of Australia’s hottest underground artists will be coming together for an evening of burlesque and beats in a stunning industrial venue this weekend.

Calderra, which is being staged at the Eveleigh Railway Workshop, is a boutique multi-sensory art experience featuring burlesque performances, experimental music and art from the underground. Sixteen cross-disciplinary and interactive artists will utilise the 130-year-old industrial metalwork shop of Eveleigh Works to stage a series of artworks responding to Caldera’s provocative themes. Audiences will be given a code to a digital map as they enter Eveleigh Locomotive Workshop and are encouraged to explore the industrial space, with eight sessions offered over four-nights, from Nov 29  – Dec 2,  2018. 

Artistic Director Laurence Rosier Staines describes it as, “Loud, dark, sumptuous and alluring: Caldera is a night of fire and art in an industrial cathedral. The artworks we’ve selected will feature metal, optical illusion, digital necromancy, hair, line painting, fire, steam and ephemera. They all work towards a larger theme, which may become apparent as guests follow the digital map and uncover them, hidden among the steam hammers and blast furnaces. ” 

Zelia Rose

Caldera will feature an exhibition by experimental Australian artists, decadent performances by the award-winning burlesque artist Zelia Rose, a dark and dazzling vocal performance by chanteuse Tanzer, a new work for electrified anvil by musicians Marcus Whale and Bree van Reyk, a mind-bending Airsticks performance by drummer Alon Ilsar. The event will be designed by Hugh O’Connor and Charlie Davis, with lighting design by Alex Berlage. 

The artists chosen to feature work at Caldera include: Anji Brice, OneJessa, Cyma Hibri, Harry Hock, Ben Lang, Brooke Ellen Louttit, Duncan Maclean, Alireza Mirzaeisabet, Emily Parsons-Lord, Gwen Taualai and Meng-Yu Yan.

Caldera: 29 November – 2 December 2018
Eveleigh Works, Bay 1 & Bay 2, Locomotive St, South Eveleigh NSW 2015
2 sessions per evening, 8PM and 10PM
Tickets – $54. Entry includes a drink on arrival, designed for Caldera by Four Pillars Gin (CALDERA is an 18+ event)
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