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Duck Lake

Yvette Watt

5th March 2016

At the opening of duck shooting season in Tasmania, Australia, a unique art meets activism project came to fruition. Duck Lake involved a troupe of dancers in hot pink tutus and hard hats performing on a floating stage to music from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Designed to both draw attention to the duck shooting issue in view of ending it, to deter the ducks from the shooters guns, and to draw attention to the issue in the media this project paid attention to issues around gender, visibility/invisibility, and the role of the artist as activist.

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