DARK MOFO ROAD WORKS

Sunday Tasmanian - - Front Page - CHANEL KINNIBURGH

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.

Pic­tures: NIKKI DAVIS-JONES

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.

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