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Black Casino

Wade Marynowsky

Black Casino involves five flying V guitars mounted atop a rotating spin wheel as used in popular game shows such as The Wheel of Fortune. The guitars form a five-pointed star - a pentagram, which conjures certain magical associations and is used today as a symbol of faith by many Wiccans and Neo-pagans.

This pentagram, however, depicts Diabolus in musica: the ‘tri-tone’ musical interval that has been used since the eighteenth century as the signature of the Devil - an association exploited by many heavy metal bands. The five star guitar on top of an over-sized chocolate wheel juxtaposes occult magic with game shows, exploring the use of chance operations to compose music.

This project is a partnership between MONA and CAST as part of MONA FOMA 2013 and has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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