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Toy Satellite - Andrew Gartonstreet (e)scape - commerce descends Lygon, Brunswick and Smith Streets
on site und on line
An examination of the old cultural manifestation of immigrants, who settled in the multicultural street areas of Carlton, Fitzroy and Collingwood. The quarter was and is still a traditional target for migrants, in particular for Vietnamese, Chinese, Greeks and Italians. Just recently, this quarter is being targeted more and more by real estate speculation and large concern policy.
The trails of these migrants are followed in conversations, their stories and their life today. Themes are
the assertion of cultural originalities against the interests of commercialization, the extrusion of
creative bohemians from one street into the next, and the small remnants of an old stucture in conflict
with shopping centers and business offices. The interviews and the typical street sounds from this quarter
form the basis of a sound- and picture installation in the World Wide Web and in the space of Toy Satellite.