Monday, June 20, 2011

ASHTRA YAHOUSE



ASHTRA YAHOUSE I
A film charting various histories of the World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building through symbolism.
Cyclists wheel through the site of Melbourne’s first velodrome / Passers-by gather around a salamander which survived the destruction by fire of Melbourne’s original Aquarium / Athletes pay homage to its use as an Olympic venue. Set to a soundtrack by ten local musicians including The Bowers, Jessica Says, Ben Mason, Evelyn Morris, Alex Nosek and Marc Regueiro-McKelvie.



ASHTRA YAHOUSE II
A scaled reconstruction of the Harry Norris-designed Kodak Administration Building which stood at 173-199 Elizabeth Street, Coburg from April 1961 - June 2011.
Rendered from recycled cardboard and embedded within the existing architecture at Rancho Notorious, local faces peer from it’s broken windows and torn fa├žade in a nod to the work of graphic designer Peter Corriston.



Photos - David Boyd Smiley

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