White Night’s trippy Melbourne program is here

White Night Melbourne
Words by Kate Streader

Image via White Night Melbourne/Facebook

Start planning your itinerary.

The all-encompassing annual event celebrating Melbourne’s culture of live music, art, food and drink is back for 2018. And this instalment promises to be bigger and better than anything we’ve seen yet.

This year, Melbourne’s White Night theme is dedicated to perspective, offering dreamlike sequences that aim to prompt audiences to ask ‘What If?’

Among the program are two iconic pieces previously featured at Nevada’s legendary Burning Man, Serpent Mother and UKI. Serpent Mother combines performance and art installation through a monstrous metal flaming skeletal creature controlled entirely by performers.

UKI – or Utility Kinetic Insect – is a creation inspired by the Australian outback, resulting in a mutant insect 4×4 stimulated by its immediate environment, resulting in an interactive experience unlike any you’ve ever experienced. UKI was designed to inspire viewers to ponder the future and where technology will take us.

In addition to these two incredible pieces, White Night has a plenty of other treats in store. Little Bourke Street will be transformed into a snow-covered wonderland and will host a 12-hour live music marathon, while the Royal Exhibition Building will be engulfed by a video-mapping installation. You can also catch performances such as Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical and art installation pieces like Altar To The Future, Reclining Woman, and Light The Way. 

That’s just the tip of the iceberg, so be sure to check out the full 2018 program.

White Night will take place at various locations across Melbourne on Saturday February 17 from 7pm-7am. For the full program, head to the White Night website.


[Via Beat]

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