QUINCY MCLEAN & HELEN MARCOU
Footage: Quincy McLean, Helen Marcou
and Ben Loveridge, 2010
Video Post Production: Amanda Morgan
This video amplifies the concrete voice of the music community. The work documents interactions between performer and audience at the rally to Save Live Australia’s Music (S.L.A.M).
On February 23rd 1976 AC/DC shot their video It’s a Long Way To The Top, in Swanston Street Melbourne. On February 23rd 2010, 20,000 Australian’s joined the S.L.A.M protest from Swanson Street to Melbourne’s Parliament House.
‘The SLAM Rally was the largest cultural protest in Australian history. For the first time, cultural policy became an election issue.’ Ben Eltham, AICV conference 2010.
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