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Ariel Pink Leads Quirky Lineup For New Melbourne Arts Festival ‘Supersense’

Written by Emmy Mack on May 20, 2015

Ariel Pink, homegrown icon Gurrumul and New York rock threeway The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion top the bill of a brand new music and arts festival called Supersense, which is due to take over Melbourne this August.

Curated by global hotshot Sophia Brous in collaboration with the Asian Performing Arts Program, the high-cultural extravaganza promises to showcase the cream of the music, film, dance, performance and audio-visual industry crop.

“Supersense turns Arts Centre Melbourne inside out, making some of our hidden spaces cauldrons of creativity,” Arts Centre Melbourne chief executive Claire Spencer said in a statement, as reported by The Music.

“It’s unlike anything we have ever presented before,” she continued. “And we look forward to throwing open the doors to the adventurous and the creative-minded to experience our spaces in a whole new way, to share and discover with us in this celebration of the contemporary moment, as we take Arts Centre Melbourne in a bold new direction.”

As well as Pink, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and the premiere performance of Gurrumul’s Gospel Songs concert, Supersense will also welcome former Nick Cave collaborator Lydia Lunch with her current project Retrovirus, a collaboration from industrial electro duo HTRK and Melbourne’s own Chunky Move, German electro wizard Ash Ra Tempel/Manuel Gottsching, US avant-jazz guitarist Marc Ribot, Chinese troupe Tao Dance Theatre, and many more.

Supersense will take over the Arts Centre Melbourne from August 7th through til August 9th. Tickets go on sale from Monday, 25th May, for more details, check out the official event website.

Watch: Ariel Pink – Picture Me Gone

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