18 FEBRUARY 2017, 7PM - 7AM #Whitenightmelb

Give me the night. 18 February 2017. 7am - 7pm
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Intrude

Amanda Parer

Intrude


Innocence Returned

PRECINCT


Alexandra Gardens – Star Lawn

Boathouse Drive, Melbourne VIC 3004

Time7.00pm – 7.00am

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Intrude

Amanda Parer


Illuminated in stark white light, five leviathan lagomorphs will take over Alexandra Gardens for the night. Intrude is a luminous, humorous installation, but don’t be fooled: while the adorable whoppers may look like the fairytale animals from our childhood, a furry innocence frolicking in idyllic fields, their cuteness is a facade for a more serious environmental message. Like their real-life counterparts, these huge hares are intruders, their jumbo size referencing ‘the elephant in the room’: the ecological disaster wrought by feral invaders that is vast but easily ignored.

They’re also a metaphor for us. Just like humans, Intrude’s bigwig behemoths are a global phenomenon: from Vivid Sydney and Hobart’s Dark MOFO to the Istanbul Light Festival and South Korea’s Starfield Hanam, via Europe, the UK and the USA, the colossal bouncers have taken, and won, over the world.

Image courtesy of the artist

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