Sugar, Paper, Work

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Jacqui Gordon. Sugar, Paper, Work. Performance, MADA Now, 2014

Taking from the history of the sugar cane industry in Queensland, Sugar, Paper, Work questions local Australian histories and identities.

 

I built a paper making station where I made paper from sugar cane fibre and asked people to draw on the paper with stencils I had made containing reference to various aspects of the industry. In this project, I considered the indentured labour and “black birding” that happened and how the actual industry history has been hidden like with many histories within colonial Australia. I also considered my own labour as a young artist within an educational institution. 

Participants: MJ Flamiano and Tace Kelly

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Jacqui Gordon. Sugar, Paper, Work. Performance, MADA Now, 2014

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Jacqui Gordon. Sugar, Paper, Work, installation view, MADA Now, 2014