Aleksandra Mir

HELLO Sydney

SYDNEY—The photo research during my 2-month residency with the 2002 Sydney Biennial brought me to the old gym and clubhouse of the Manly Life Saving Club where lifesaving was first invented; to Sydney's lively Chinatown and to its abandoned Olympics arena; to the suburban home of the working class family that had hosted Queen Mum on a State Visit and to Melbourne to visit David Ngoombujarra, the actor who played 'Primtive Man' in Crocodile Dundee. The piece of 108 images arranged in an unbroken chain was exhibited at The Museum of Contemporary Art where all of the contributors were invited to find themselves ultimately connected with the rest of this sprawling world