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An Immersive 'Mad Max'-Inspired Experience Is Coming to Melbourne for White Night Reimagined

Combining projections, special effects, live performance and cars, 'Mad Max: Fury Road' will take over Carlton Gardens for three nights.
By Libby Curran
August 05, 2019
By Libby Curran
August 05, 2019

If you're a fan of award-winning, post-apocalyptic flick Mad Max: Fury Road, there'll be a whole lot for you to love about this month's White Night Reimagined. The 2015 film is set to be brought to life in an immersive world-first experience as part of the art festival's extended program, lighting up Carlton Gardens from August 22 to 24.

Expect to see some of the high-octane vehicles made famous in the movie at the event — including the Razor Cola, the Doof Wagon and even the Gigahorse, otherwise known as the Cadillac on steroids — and film footage projected across the facade of the Royal Exhibition Building.

Boasting a dazzling mix of projections, video, sound, special effects and live performance, the Mad Max: Fury Road show is set to descend on Carlton Gardens' 'Spiritual Realm' (one of the festival's three key precincts). Multiple 15-minute performances will take place each night of the White Night Reimagined program.

White Night 2018

Elsewhere in the gardens, you'll catch a ten-metre-long lion puppet dubbed The Guardian, as it weaves through the trees and lights up the space with stories inspired by our First People.

The three-day program will also see Birrarung Marr transformed into the 'Physical Realm', brought to life by a troupe of acrobats, aerialists and singers as part of a new work from Amsterdam-based street theatre group Close Act. And the five senses have inspired a multifaceted interactive showcase for Treasury Gardens' 'Sensory Realm'.

Starting from 2020, White Night will also form part of a new and bigger winter festival, in conjunction with the Melbourne International Arts Festival (MIAF).

Mad Max: Fury Road will take place nightly during White Night Reimagined runs from Thursday, August 22 to Saturday, August 24.

Published on August 05, 2019 by Libby Curran
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