Moogfest has unveiled the full schedule for its 2018 festival, including artist-led workshops and conversations, film screenings, the addition of IBM Watson creative director Jennifer Sukis to its keynote program, and the premiere of a traveling exhibit from artist Ralph Steadman featuring many never-before-seen works.
The full schedule revealed today also includes over 200 workshops, masterclasses, and conversations along with this year’s film programming, among which are “Bight of the Twin,” Genesis P-Orridge’s exploration of the origins of voodoo in Benin; the Bedroom Community tour film “Everything Everywhere All the Time;” Gavin Rayna Russom’s experimental short, “No More White Presidents;” the Armen Rabiopic “When My Sorrow Died,” and more. All films will be accompanied by an artist conversation directly following the screening. The Moogfest 2018 local programming announcement also accompanies the schedule release. Durham collective and record label Raund Haus, along with dance music curators The Floor have assembled a full slate of performances from local producers and DJs, plus one special guest to be revealed at the festival.
Additionally, Moogfest and United Therapeutics will also welcome the Ralph Steadman Art Collection’s exhibition of a selection of the renowned artist’s original works, Harmon-INK!, which will live within the annual Moog pop-up. Included in this exhibition are drawings and sketches from the filming of “Where the Buffalo Roam” and originals from the never-before-published "Rumble in the Jungle" series, companion pieces to Hunter S. Thompson’s ill-fated account of the epic clash between Mohamed Ali and George Foreman in Kinasha in 1974. One piece in particular was considered lost until it was discovered in the effects of Norman Scott this year and returned to the collection in time to be displayed for the first time ever at Moogfest 2018. To accompany the exhibit, Moogfest will be screening “For No Good Reason,” a documentary about Steadman introduced by the artist himself via Skype.
The entire schedule can be viewed here.