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No More Ice-cream – 2001


No More Ice-cream was presented as a video projection and installation of banners at Artspace, Sydney, of a local children’s demonstration which occurred on Thursday 20th September 2001 in the Sydney neighbourhood of Woolloomooloo. The demonstration, which addressed a myriad of issues, passed through local streets, the Navy base and the recently redeveloped Finger Wharf.

This event was instigated and workshopped in collaboration with Suzanne Treister with children aged 6 – 9 from the Juanita Nielson Recreation centre in Woolloomooloo and can be seen as an inquiry into the political e/affectiveness of action for social change and political justice. Finely balanced between fiction and reality this piece also challenges representations of related local and international events in the media, whilst also allowing the children to express their own environmental concerns and develop a sense of their own voice and power within society.