Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Cockatoo Island Part 10 - Bouncy Castle


Not a playground or amusement for the kids - this "bouncy castle" was part of the
Biennale exhibition.Usually grown-ups aren't allowed to bounce, or social convention precludes it. I'd love to!

This is Jumping Castle War Memorial by Brook Andrew. Only adults over 16 were allowed to bounce (but not while we were there - there was a sign saying we couldn't!). The plastic enclosed turrets contain skulls representing the victims of genocide, and the black and white diamond pattern represented Aboriginal Wiradjuri culture and the experience of cultural amnesia and hypnosis.

2 comments:

  1. I'm running my Cockatoo Island photos this week too.
    Sydney - City and Suburbs

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  2. Interesting and unusual symbolism, Sally.

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