Molto Morte

Presented by Safari Team

Film installation, performance

In the chaotic caves of Safari Team’s epic film project Molto Morte (Much Death), outlaws, sex fiends, sophisticates and skeletons return your brain to a rotting volcanic swamp.

A trio of notoriously lawless and brutal cowboys, La Squadra Safari, are hired by a bitter tycoon. His trophy wife and her leather bound lover hit the road under the guise of a kidnapping. The Quest for Justice is turned over to the hands of hell. Delving into the unknown, the three cowboys meet their ghosts, morph in and out of dopplegangers and travel through time. The Squadra hit the bottle and drink their way through the landscapes of Sergio Leone. Chased by the ugly and hounded by men on stallions from times past they force their way into the underground where ghosts are waiting to wreak havoc upon their souls.

Filmed on location in Italy and Australia, Safari Team’s Molto Morte is a circus of bizarre non–sensical sequences, fake deaths and eerie landscapes referencing film noir, the spaghetti western and after-life horror. The short film is screened inside a hellishly shambolic handmade cinema cave, filled with sets, models and drawings. At various times throughout the exhibition Safari Team will perform the film’s soundtrack live, complete with attempted Italian narration.

Molto Morte is part of Next Wave’s Remote program of events focussing on screen culture and art.


Blaine Cooper, Jon Oldmeadow, Lillian O’Neil

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