Tips and rumours

Jun 24, 2014

Tips and rumours

Source of racist flyer discovered ... jobs go at Transurban ... a union of one? ...

From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours … Art imitating life or other way around? From the moment we saw this photo of a flyer that has been appearing in Hobart letterboxes late last week, we've been determined to find its source, and we think we're finally onto the answer (and no, it's not the Liberal Party).

The appearance of the flyer coincided with MONA's Dark MoFo festival and a new installation piece that has been fooling art lovers and Hobart locals into thinking that MONA has suddenly become a shopping centre. The Southdale Project features a "Starbucks", as well as a community centre where staff are supposedly busy at their jobs. The mall was advertised locally in newspapers to imply that the project was reality, not art. But what does this have to do with the racist sheep flyers? The Southdale Project was created by Swiss artist Christoph Buchel, who has a history of similar installations -- and would be aware of the original Swiss flyer that inspired the one that appeared in Hobart letterboxes. The flyer also appears as a poster in the installation, as found in this tweet from artist and writer Amy Spiers:

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  1. Pete from Sydney

    speaking about having a gigggle over a typo…”Nor could the expert asses whether the men were a threat to national security.” Expert asses….hee hee

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