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HuRU-hARa

When

Thursday – Sunday
20 February until 1 March 2020

Opening Hours:
Thursday 7pm – 11pm
Friday 7pm – 1am
Saturday 7pm – 1am
Sunday 7pm – 11pm

Where

Industrial School

Cost

Free

Website

asiatopa.com.au/whats-on/2020/public-program-and-free/huru-hara

Contact Details

Email

When

Thursday – Sunday
20 February until 1 March 2020

Opening Hours:
Thursday 7pm – 11pm
Friday 7pm – 1am
Saturday 7pm – 1am
Sunday 7pm – 11pm

Where

Industrial School

Cost

Free

Website

asiatopa.com.au/whats-on/2020/public-program-and-free/huru-hara

Contact Details

Email

The collision of cultures, old and new, facade and taboo; past eats present, the personal turns universal, the unity of multiplicity, the harmony of pure anarchy…

Abbotsford Convent, Thomas Henning and TerryandTheCuz are proud to present HuRU-hARa – a multi-disciplinary, immersive installation of genre-bending arts experiences – as part of Asia TOPA 2020.

HuRU-hARa (‘Riot/Chaos’ in Bahasa Indonesia) features avant-garde artists from across Australia and the Nusantara archipelago of South East Asia, drawing on lo-fi, DIY aesthetics and street culture to transform the Convent’s Industrial School and Sacred Heart courtyard into a living installation and non-stop party. From projections to pop up performances, the installation will evolve around a lo-fi dive bar and hotplate street eats, open from 7pm to late each night.

HuRU-hARa will bring together experimental artists working in visual art, sculpture, video, live music, street and graffiti art, performance and dance.

Every night HuRU-HaRa will feature DJs, live music and pop up performances by diverse artists, including Malaysian dancer Rithaudin Abdul Kadir, East Timorese musician Etson Caminha, Butoh artists Yumi Umiumare and Takashi Takiguchi, and renowned Indian Bharatanatyam dancer Swarnamalya Ganesh from Chennai.

Yes No Klub have curated a contingent of avant-garde musicians and sound artists from the underground scene of Yogyakarta and Bandung, Indonesia, to perform and experiment in HuRU-hARa. The line-up will include Riar Rizaldi, Duto Hardono, MIXXIT and radio DJ Karina Sokowati (aka. “haxanized”), the lead singer of Punk/Riot Grrl band Bananch.

Opening night will feature guest appearances by members of Indonesian heavy metal choir Ensemble Tikoro, who are visiting Melbourne for the world premiere of Metal (presented as part of Asia TOPA in collaboration with Lucy Guerin Inc).

Our international artists will be joined by Sky Needle, Gamelan DanAnda, Supina Bytol, and Bait fridge, as well as local DJs and musicians curated by Melbourne-based vocalist, composer and producer Aarti Jadu. The local music line-up includes: Rama Parwata, Maggie Z, Crumhorn, Joli.vision, Papaphilia, Hextape, Kuya Neil, DJ Emelyne, Night Dives, Rohan Rebeiro, Adam Halliwell and Michael Mcnab, Tzechar, Steph + Rawb, Beckie Wilson, Khyaal, Seth Rees, Devika, and more.

Artists will be continually working on the large-scale installation for the duration of HuRU-hARa – adding and changing layers with found materials, from antiques to literal rubbish. Nothing will be permanent and there will always be something new for the senses. Visual artists and designers contributing to the installation include ‘interactive mural’ artists Wayang Polah with Indonesian street art collective Survive!garage, East Timorese visual artist Alfe RM, Dogmilk x DSTV and creative duo Gundul Peyang.

Follow the Facebook event and Instagram for the nightly schedule.
Entry is free, with performances, food and drink from 7pm until late each night.