Soft Centre

Sat 14th September, 2019
Casula Powerhouse Art Centre
1 Powerhouse Road, Casula
Price: $95
Descend into the dark and sublime at this experimental, one-day-only arts festival in the southwest. It’s been touted as Sydney’s answer to Dark Mofo.

The third instalment of Soft Centre will overrun the cavernous Casula Powerhouse Art Centre on Saturday September 14. There’ll be cutting-edge electronic music across four stages, otherworldly large-scale and site-specific installations, and radical performance art.

Four international acts top the music bill: boundary-pushing producers 33EMYBW and Gooooosem, at the forefront of Asia’s fluid club-music scene; Indonesian rave duo Gabber Modus Operandi; Iranian noise legend SOTE whose style is electro-acoustic hardcore; and Congolese DJ Nkisi. On the Western Sydney stage, an outdoor amphitheatre, you’ll find a diverse line-up of artists from the Greater Western Sydney region.

Japanese media artist Shohei Fujimoto will present three works harnessing lasers, mirrors and motors that challenge our sense of time. Multidisciplinary artist Shoeb Ahmad’s abstract audio-visual installation – part minimalist wonderland, part chamber opera – is an exploration of gender flux.

If this is sounding a little like Hobart’s Dark Mofo, you’re bang on the money. The organisers of Soft Centre were hand-picked by the Dark Mofo team to lead curation of its legendary Night Mass this year.

Final-release tickets are available here for $95 here.

From 12pm to 11pm.

More information here.