Above are stills from video footage presented at Artspace,
Sydney, of a local children's demonstration which occurred
on Thursday 20th September 2001 in the Sydney neighbourhood
The demonstration, which addressed a myriad of issues, passed
through local streets, the Navy base and the recently redeveloped
This event was instigated and workshopped by Treister and
Iwanczak with children aged 6 - 9 from the Juanita Nielson
Recreation centre in Woolloomooloo and can be seen as an
inquiry into the political e/affectiveness of action for
social change and political justice.
Finely balanced between fiction and reality this piece also
challenges representations of related local and international
events in the media, whilst also allowing the children to
express their own environmental concerns and develop a sense
of their own voice and power within society.
Banners and flags made by the children were presented in
the gallery alongside the video footage.