WAKE UP: Way Out


Over the course of eight succinct dance parties, Way Out examines contemporary modes of divine experience. Is the epiphanic ecstasy of dancing all night lesser than attending a church service at 9am on a Sunday morning? Can we achieve the same level of catharsis through mindlessly partying as we can emotionally purging to a ‘higher power’? Is the DJ the new deity?

Let your hair down, cry your eyes out, sweat your prayers and get down to get up in the wildest open-air nightclub ever to be conducted indoors!!

DJ Program

Saturday 19 May
DJ Try Again
Theme: New Beginnings

Sunday 20 May
DJ Love Fool
Theme: Romance/Lust

Monday 21 May
DJ No Way Back
Theme: House/Clubbin’

Tuesday 22 May
Theme: Emotional purge

Wednesday 23 May
DJ Dads with Earrings
Theme: OZ Culture

Thursday 24 May
DJ Death and the Maiden
Theme: Death/Rebirth

Friday 25 May
DJ Outta Here
Theme: Leaving/Holiday

Saturday 26 May
DJ Whoomp! dere it is!
Theme: Various

About the Artist

Claire and Hossein use sculpture, sound, installation and performance to generate environments that investigate idiosyncrasies from the wake of their traditional religious upbringings and muddled ideas of ‘holiness'. Taking cues from sensory theatrics in churches, utopian ideas of syncretism and pop musical references to ritual, they provide catered spaces for confused worship.

Hossein Ghaemi is represented by The Commercial Gallery, Sydney

Dates: 19-27 May (Wednesday 23 May 7pm-12am WAKE UP Party)

Location: Westspace, Level 1/225 Bourke Street, Melbourne (tram routes 86, 95, 96, stop 7)

Times: 12pm-late. Dance party/DJ set every evening from 9.30pm. For late, late activity we’ll be at The Carlton Club - join us!

Ticket Prices: Free

This event is also part of Day Pass 1-9

Wheelchair accessible: Yes

Warnings: WAKE UP Party not suitable for patrons under the age of 18 years of age





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