22 NOVEMBER – 14 DECEMBER 2018
IS THIS OUR GREAT NATION?
‘Is this our great nation?’ appropriates televised scenes of blatant racism that have shaped Australia’s identity and remain prevalent in today’s society. This work questions the anglo-saxon idea of a post-racial society and the notion that racism is no longer an issue in contemporary Australia. The content of this video shows otherwise, as it evidences the colonial mentality of our country and how it operates in mass media to affect its population. This video accounts for the anger and frustration that many subjects feel when they sit outside the anglo-saxon identity that dominates Australia. ‘Is this our great nation?’ aims to provide a context to the misunderstandings that affect the artist in her everyday life as she deals with the contemporary effects of colonialism.