More inside looks before the official launch of Heavy II this weekend in Sydney.
“In 1992, I traveled to South Central Los Angeles on assignment from Vrij Nederland, a Dutch weekly magazine, for a story on the destruction and rebuilding of the area after the Rodney King riots that broke out after the LAPD officers involved in his beating were acquitted. Being physically present in South Central following the riots touched me deeply. Driving around desolate streets that resembled a war zone, smelling the air, meeting people, coming into contact with the human toll of pervasive racial injustice—all of this had a significant impact on me. The reality of any explosive situation is at once more and less dramatic, and always more nuanced and complex than what the mainstream media can convey, so being there in South Central enabled me to be confronted with people’s individual and collective experience of a long and ongoing history of violent events.”
— Dana Lixenberg. (Imperial Courts)
Heavy II launches this Saturday, 10th of December, 6pm – 9pm
at the ACP Pop-Up Gallery, 118 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010.
For more information visit our events page here.