PHANTASMAGORIA is a free site responsive festival that uses contemporary art practices to transform Bogong Village into a world of shadows, murmurs and dreams.
Curated by Madelynne Cornish & Philip Samartzis, PHANTASMAGORIA re-imagines Bogong Village through the lens of absence, disappearance and loss. This site responsive festival uses contemporary art practices to create illusion and spectacle in order to trace the vanishing individuals and communities that have marked the alpine region. It draws on local knowledge, historical documentation, artefacts, dreamtime stories and folklore to help construct a social context and landscape ecology for artworks focusing on the ephemeral, evanescent and sublime. Where the village itself is transformed into a world of shadows, murmurs and dreams.
Artworks include, video and sound works, installations, interactive artworks, site responsive performances, QR technology, and an immersive sound garden comprising commissioned compositions.
Featured artists include Atticus Bastow, Matthew Berka, Peter Blamey, Elise Bonato, Sharyn Brand, Katharina Brauer, Ben Byrne, Christophe Charles, Madelynne Cornish, Melissa Deerson, Lesley Duxbury, Sarah Edwards collaborating with Kim Lane and Mt Beauty Secondary CollegeKylie Esler, Aidan Kelly, Daniel Lercher, Willy Merz, Harry Nankin, Overtone Ensemble, Charinthorn Rachurutchata, Geoff Robinson, Philip Samartzis, Gabi Schaffner, Jacqui Shelton, Utako Shindo, Erin K Taylor, Michael Vorfeld and Bryden Williams.
PHANTASMAGORIA will open on the evening of Friday April 7. Performances and talks will occur over that weekend Saturday 8 and Sunday 9. A residual exhibition consisting of the video and sound installations will remain in Bogong Village until the exhibition’s closing date, Sunday April 30.
Opening Friday 7 April (8pm onwards)
Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 April
Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 April
Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April
Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 April
Bogong Alpine Village
Bogong High Plains Road, Bogong
Bogong Village – when booking quote BCSC14