Mona Foma has released information on two of its acts from its 2021 program and one will see its world premiere at Launceston's Cataract Gorge.
Aqua Luma, created specifically for the Cataract Gorge by artist Robin Fox, will use 12 metre high water jets to fill the First Basin. The jets will erupt in time with subharmonic frequencies while an electronic composition will be sent directly to the onlookers smartphone.
Above the jets, lasers will trace geometric patterns in the watery mist that is left behind.
Mona Foma curator Brian Ritchie said Fox is one of the festival's core artists and is the only artist aside from himself that has been in every edition of Mona Foma.
"Aqua Luma is a world premiere and is specially designed for the Gorge," he said.
"There is no other thing in [Fox's] body of work which resembles it but we know his quality of work is always top notch.
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"It's going to be the most spectacular thing that we are presenting in Launceston during Mona Foma this year."
Mr Ritchie said people deserve to be able to once again enjoy live performance and other activities in a festival setting.
Launceston mayor Albert van Zetten said Mona Foma will continue to help put Launceston "on the map".
Aqua Luma will be a free, family friendly event that will run in cycles of 20 minutes from January 15-17, 9.30pm -11.30pm.
K&D Warehouse in Hobart was also announced as another space to be utilised by the festival.
It will undergo a makeover and will host No Place Like Home, a series of artworks and installations from artists such as Tony Albert, Zanny Begg, Andy Hutson, Rachel Maclean, Nell, Ryan Presley and Phebe Schmidt.
The full 2021 Mona Foma program will be announced Monday, December 7. Tickets will go on sale from 10am Tuesday, December 8.
Launceston will experience Mona Foma from January 15-17 and Hobart will see it from January 22-24.
For more information visit monafoma.net.au.