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Human Rabbits - street action

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RMIT Gallery

344 Swanston Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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Fifty human rabbits invade downtown Melbourne. Fifty people, women and men, walk the streets and laneways of the city scattered or in herd, wearing big rabbit cardboard-heads on their shoulders. They walk fast, and suddenly stop from time to time, often looking sideways.

This thought-provoking street action is designed specifically by the mmmm... collective to be held in Australia.

NOTE: the action will start at RMIT Gallery, 344 Swanston Street, then scatter throughout the Melbourne CBD.

"In Australia, rabbits have negative connotations of invasive animals that destroy the local ecosystem, but universally rabbits are seen as cute and cuddly animals, and are considered pets in many countries. These contradictory associations, negative and positive, openly reflect with a touch of humour about the concepts of immigration, invasion, group, and identity," the collective said.

RMIT Gallery will be exhibiting the first ever retrospective of Madrid based art collective mmmm...from 21 July - 9 September.

mmmm... is a collaboration between Emilio Alarcón, Alberto Alarcón, Ciro Márquez and Eva Salmerón, who have been creating projects for public spaces since 1998 from Spain. All collective members will be in Melbourne for the exhibition opening and events.

The exhibition explores 13 very different projects from 2000 to 2016 - including Human Rabbit Action, an intriguing project made specifically for RMIT Gallery - and Melbourne!

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