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By Sarah Ward
July 03, 2018

House of Mirrors

The dark kaleidoscopic maze returns for Brisbane Festival.
By Sarah Ward
July 03, 2018

Since Dark MOFO first introduced House of Mirrors back in 2016, the installation has sat at 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. And if you missed out last time it came to town, don't worry. Eager Brisbanites will soon get another chance to wander through the disorienting, perception-altering, panic-inducing, optical illusion-based labyrinth for themselves.

Trust Brisbane Festival to bring the attraction back to Queensland as part of its 2018 program. From September 8–29, the installation will take over part of the fest's Brisbane Arcadia space at the South Bank Cultural Forecourt for weeks of reflective roaming pleasure.

The modern, minimalist twist on the fairground classic features 40 tonnes of steel and 15 tonnes of mirrors — with no added gimmicks, no special effects, no special lighting, no soundtrack or soundscape. Just imagine what all those shiny panes will look like in the brilliant Queensland sun. Our tip: wear sunglasses.

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