The Culture of Forgetting is an installation that celebrates the many faces and stories, backgrounds and beginnings of Melbournians. Melbourne has been transformed by absorbing a myriad of cultures. We hear about their connection to Melbourne as well as their lives, homes, stories and worlds they may have left behind. The installation consists of a series of photographic portraits as well as sound recordings of stories told by the subjects. A photo of each storyteller is placed in the foyer of the Malthouse and the stories are played through speakers while audiences’ view the portraits from the comfort of a cosy beanbag, leaving them to match each story with a portrait.
Malthouse Theatre Foyer, 113 Sturt St Southbank
Lead Artist Georgina Naidu. Community Partner Australian Multicultural Foundation. Supported by Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship, Immigration Museum, Helen Light.
Tickets $20 each. Also available through the 24 Hour, 12 Hour or 4 Hour Passes
CATEGORY 5am, MELBOURNE