Being in Melbourne
We haven't started anything and we're realizing that we have only three weeks to conceive the exhibition and create new works. Then how can we think of a project that could be confrontational and interacting with people and local culture? Some things are already pretty confronting. Like our appartment, in this tower on South Bank with a gorgious view on the whole city and its skyscrapers. We're on the 26th floor, surrounded by glass walls, minimal furniture, all black, grey, and white. We never lived in such a place before, and it feels like a bit dizzying. Just down the street, in the business district, the oversized casino is one of the only places around where you can meet people. Thousands of them gambling all day, eating in its many restaurants. Smells like fish & chips everywhere.
No time to go to have a tour in the countryside, to experience Australia's famous wilderness. After a walk in the city, we ended in the aquarium. Even if the fish & chips smell keeps following us everywhere - fish restaurants at every level! - watching the beautiful fishes from the Southern seas was just what we needed.