DARK MOFO ROAD WORKS
MOST people wouldn’t think twice about roadworks, but they stopped and stared at what crews were doing on Macquarie St last night.
Drivers and pedestrians looked on as up to a dozen men were involved in dig- ging a 3m- deep rectangle hole into one of the city’s busiest streets.
It was no small operation, with a crane, excavators and trucks called in to make way for the container which will house 72-year-old artist Mark Parr.
Performance curator Jarrod Rawlins, who was on site last night, said the road was expected to be resurfaced and open by 6am today.
“We’ll put air ducts in and we’re going to put in a couple of pieces of furniture. We will then put the lid on and seal it.”
The road will be excavated again on June 14 for Parr to enter the container.
HERE WE GO: Work in Macquarie St, Hobart, on the hole that will house the chamber that performance artist Mike Parr will live in for 72 hours during Dark Mofo.