Whiteout

In the middle of Melbourne’s main public square one Christmas, a puff of snow drops landed on the ground. These circular ground-based elements, foreign bodies in the Australian summer, became attractors for the passer-by to explore in an array of social situations: lounging, chatting, eating, thinking.

Art Special event previously on at SIBLING in Victoria, Australia.
From Monday 01 December 2014 to Friday 31 January 2014

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Published by anonymous on Thursday 19 March 2015.
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Other white elements formed into a giant game of checkers with big smiley faces – an activity with rules understood by most people – while more ground elements cluster to bumper a badminton court. The circular elements are made from white coated rubber, sourced from used car tyres that would otherwise have become landfill.

Whiteout was part of Spirit of the Square, an annual program commissioned by Fed Square over the month of December for the Christmas season.

Photography by Jason Micheluzzi