PETER HILL'S MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY IDEAS

Peter Hill

The Albury Wodonga Superfiction 1993

Collaboration Peter Hill and J.J. Voss (Photographer)

S U P E R F I C T I O N S


Melbourne

It was St Valentine's Day 1989 in Australia. All of the specialty shops at Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport were covered in pink hearts and offering free gift-wrapping in candy-striped paper. It was also the first day of the fatwa against Salman Rushdie. Every newspaper carried twin images of the two bearded men on either side o f the dispute. "Nothing that a good shave wouldn't put right," Sharon said to Tracey as they operated the check-out desk at the Billabong Newsagency in the airpor t foyer, flanked by inflatable kangaroos and plastic boomerangs in psychedelic colours.
Excerpt from THE ART FAIR MURDERS by PETER HILL



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