Thomas Demand

Pacific Sun

Free Event


In the proscenium arch of a decommissioned theatre, Thomas recreates a famous YouTube clip of a cruise ship (barely) weathering a chaotic storm in the south Pacific. Set to a soundtrack composed to evoke tumbling objects and the rolling sea, the novel method of recreation examines our acceptance of mass-media imagery in lieu of actual experience.

Friday 21 January, 2–7pm
Saturday 22 + Sunday 23 January, 11am–5pm


Artwork: Pacific Sun (video still), 2012, Thomas Demand

Sound David Cunningham
Courtesy the artist and Sprüth Magers, Berlin

Curated by Emma Pike

Venue supported by Food & Playsted

This venue is not wheelchair accessible. Access via stairs only.

COVID 19 Information

Indoor/outdoor: Indoor
Masks required: Yes
TasGov COVID Safe capacity: 100
Mona Foma capacity: 25

This is an indoor venue with no fresh air circulating.

This artwork runs for approximately 2 minutes, but attendance time is determined by you.