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Brenda L Croft (Australia)
A re-enactment of Allan Kaprow's Push and Pull: A Furniture Comedy for Hans Hofmann (with thanks to the Allan Kaprow Estate).
You Are Here
Pemulwuy Dream Team, 2009
Pemulwuy Dream Team is a work which grew out of these workshops. It is inspired by the legend of Pemulwuy who lead an Indigenous resistance to the European settlement when the First Fleet arrived in 1788. Workshop participants were asked to create characters for a Pemulwuy“Dream Team” who would continue the fight for justice, but in the contemporary context.
Wasana and Naryma Dixon, The Twins, Pemulwuy Dream Team, 2009.
You Are Here is joined by software developer, Andy Nicholson, to create a boxing game where each of the characters and their opponents fight out the future of Redfern. The game is set in the famous Tony Mundine Gym, training centre for Super-Middle Weight Champion boxer, Anthony Mundine. Viewers can chose a member of the Pemulwuy Dream Team to play a ritualized boxing match. Each game has an unpredictable outcome – you win some, you lose some – but what keeps the game going is the ongoing struggle for justice.
Animation sequence by Wasana Dixon.
This work is funded by the Inter-arts Board of the Australia Council for the Arts.