Thursday, 3 November 2011

Street Works - Sydney, there is something I have been meaning to tell you



‘Sydney there’s something I’ve been meaning to tell you’ is part playground, part art installation and part therapy session. It is a unique design which encourages participation and interaction whilst revitalizing an underutilised urbanplaza. The concept is to let a laundromat loose in Roslyn Place, Kings Cross, to give Sydneysiders the opportunity to get clean, at least theoretically speaking. Visitors to the space are directed by visual prompts on the ground and  instruction manuals on the temporary benches to select a freshly laundered white napkin from the bank of washing machines and then write down their ‘dirty little secret’, the secrets are then ‘aired’ by pegging them on to the hills hoists. Once they have lightened their load, visitors can spend some time in the space, being titillated by the other laundry and waiting to see who else has a secret to share. This social aspect of watching, communicating and observing with people will increase positive human contact in a spirit of curiosity and light-heartedness. After all we all have to do our washing some time.

Although the blurb refers to Kings Cross, this is actually outside Customs House at Circular Quay.

3 comments:

J Bar said...

Odd but interesting.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh I can see there are plenty of secrets being aired here Ann, what a novel idea. If it's still there when I come next week I might have to put something up too haha!

Louis la Vache said...

No doubt the politicians avoid this. They can't let their dirty little secrets be known, can they?