A performance artist who buried himself alive under a busy Hobart street will return to the city for this year's Dark Mofo winter festival.
Mike Parr last year sealed himself in a steel shipping container for 72 hours with no food as part of the annual event.
He will be back in the Tasmanian capital for the seventh edition of Dark Mofo, starting on June 6.
In an above-ground showing, onlookers can watch a blindfolded Parr navigate a bare gallery with brush and black paint via a video stream.
The three-week festival also includes tunnels underneath Hobart leading to subterranean exhibition chambers.
"We need to create an experience of a safe but unexpected nature," associate artistic director Jarrod Rawlins said.
"Something that is not designed to shock you, but is definitely designed to poke gently at your curiosity and life experiences."
English rapper FKA Twigs headlines the music offerings.
The nude solstice swim in the River Derwent is again expected to be popular after attracting a record 1500 people.
Dark Mofo in 2018 sparked controversy after erecting giant red inverted Christian crosses at Hobart's waterfront.
Australian Associated Press