Monday, June 20, 2011
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 façade in a nod to the work of graphic designer Peter Corriston.
Photos - David Boyd Smiley