We acknowledge the traditional owners and sovereign custodians of the land on which Collingwood Yards is situated, the Wurundjeri people of the Woiwurrung language group. We extend our respect to their Ancestors and all First Peoples and Elders past, present, and future.

West Space
Tintin Cooper’s Black Magic

13 January - 24 February
Accessible Toilet
Wheelchair Accessible

Bangkok-based artist Tintin Cooper presents Black Magic in the West Space Window, coinciding with her residency in the West Space Studio.

‘Black Magic’ is a media reference often used for the iconic footballer Zinedine Zidane, whose skills are unrivalled in surprise tactics and elegance. Countless internet images have been spawned from him, including the artists’ own, which sits comfortably alongside meme culture.

With each browser window numbered 1-6, the viewer is invited to imagine a narrative around the footballer’s life, starting with a magical burning ball, through to his voodoo powers and the finale, which can be seen as either his withdrawal into ascentism (with a symbol purple monk-like hood) or settling into a comfortable home life after the “heroic act” (ie. head-butting the enemy). Hearts and emoticons reference social media likes and reactions, while arrows are reminiscent of the stock market, and the footballer’s public image going up and down.

Venue

Perry Street Building
Collingwood Yards
Collingwood, 3066

Accessibility

Floor access to the Perry Street Building can be made via the following paths. From 30A Perry Street, a footpath leads to the retail area of Perry St (UG) and courtyard. The Perry Street Lift can be accessed via 30A and 30B Perry Street, allowing access to levels 1 and 2 of Perry Street Building. From Johnston Street access to Perry St Building can be made by crossing the courtyard.

Accessible toilets are located in three areas within the Perry Street Building. On the Upper Ground Level (Level UG) the accessible toilets are located in the service corridor in the northern part of the Building. near the staircase. These toilets are open throughout event hours. On L1 and L2 the toilets are located in the northern part of the building, behind heavy manual blue double doors.  All accessible toilets are equipped with manual locks, exit buttons and grab rails.

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