Saturday, August 27, 2011


It's Saturday night and I've just been hanging out at the PCYC in Woolloomooloo watching the 1985 documentary made by Pat Fiske called Rocking the Foundations. A film made about the astounding and amazing Green Bans movement and the Builders Labourers Federation in the 70's in Sydney. Wow. This film screening caps a 4 week walking project made by Big Fag Press and Cross Arts Projects and presented by Performance Space which took people on a lively and intense walking tour of the Green Bans sites throughout kingsCross and Woolloomooloo.This is by far my favourite work of art this year. This is the Sydney that I love and engenders an awkward fucked up feeling of patriotism. Where has that Sydney gone? The Green Bans were put in place (among others things) to stop the big end of time from demolishing low income homes to make way for luxury hotels. Now you don't need to demolish homes you just need to out the rent up.