Fifty human rabbits invaded downtown Melbourne on 28 July 2017. The street action was designed specifically by the mmmm... collective, a collaboration between Emilio Alarcón, Alberto Alarcón, Ciro Márquez and Eva Salmerón, who have been creating projects for public spaces since 1998 from Spain.
I saw the usual desire for selfies, people wanted to know where to get a rabbit head from and people saying they were 'creepy'.
The collective said "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."
RMIT Gallery is exhibiting the first ever retrospective of Madrid based art collective mmmm...from 21 July - 9 September.
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