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The City Is Dead – Part 1 – Stephen Stockwell

ARTIST

Stephen STOCKWELL

DESIGNER

Stephen STOCKWELL

COLLABORATORS

Including Drippy Taps

PHOTOGRAPHER

Stephen STOCKWELL

DOB

Unknown

PLACE OF BIRTH

Queensland

PROVENANCE

From the collection of Stephen STOCKWELL

DATE

1985

RELATIONSHIPS

Artist-run

CONTEXTUAL INFO

LOCI

Brisbane

MEDIA

Super Eight/ Video

NOTES

You Tube – Uploaded on Aug 26, 2010

This two part documentary was made in 1985 in Brisbane, Australia. It is about the impact of Expo 88 on the suburb of South Brisbane and the battlers who lived there. It was shot and edited on Super 8 film by Stephen Stockwell. Working with Super 8 audio was particularly difficult which is the only excuse he offers for the tragic sound quality. Expo 88 was an historic juncture for Brisbane. It was foisted on the people by the conservative Bjelke-Petersen government but it opened Brisbane to the world and there has only been two years of conservative government since. Expo 88 is now seen as a force for good but nevertheless, it could have been achieved with much more sympathy for the architecture and environment of the space and much, much more concern for the people who lived there.

RELEVANT ATTRIBUTION

Stephen STOCKWELL courtesy You Tube;

LINKS

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDHtzXcMIdUPBXudH7ASGsA

PERMALINK

https://remix.org.au/portfolio_page/video-the-city-is-dead-part-one-stephen-stockwell/