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Dark MOFO's House of Mirrors Is Coming to Brisbane

Lose yourself in a dark kaleidoscopic maze.
By Sarah Ward
September 22, 2016
By Sarah Ward
September 22, 2016

When this year's Dark MOFO program dropped, House of Mirrors immediately rocketed to the top of everyone's must-do list. Created by Australian installation artists Christian Wagstaff and Keith Courtney, it's exactly what it sounds like: a walkthrough space filled with reflective surfaces that will not only strands you in a maze of your own image, but turns your likeness into a kaleidoscope.

Is it fun, creepy or both? You be the judge. No, we're not taunting everyone that couldn't make the trip down to Tassie. In fact, eager Brisbanites will soon get the chance to wander through the disorienting, perception-altering, panic-inducing, optical illusion-based labyrinth for themselves.

Trust Brisbane Powerhouse's carnival-like end-of-year fest Wonderland to bring the attraction to Queensland. From November 18 to December 11, the installation will take over the area outside of their Stores building for weeks of reflective roaming pleasure, with the modern, minimalist twist on the fairground classic featuring 40 tonnes of steel and 15 tonnes of mirrors — and no added gimmicks, no special effects, no special lighting, no soundtrack or soundscape.

It'll be the first time House of Mirrors has popped up since its Hobart debut, and comes to Brisbane before slated seasons in Sydney and Melbourne. Just imagine what all those shiny panes will look like in the brilliant Queensland sun. Our tip: wear sunglasses.

Find House of Mirrors at Brisbane Powerhouse from November 18 to December 11 as part of the venue's Wonderland festival. For more information, visit their website.

Published on September 22, 2016 by Sarah Ward
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