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March 24th, 2016
Episode 865 of 923 episodes
I actually coined the term 'cultural amnesia' in Melbourne, and in Sydney. Meet Penny Arcade: performance artist, author, actress and documentary-maker. A former ‘superstar’ of Andy Warhol’s Factory, Arcade is an enduring figure of 1960s New York counterculture. Brash, funny and razor-sharp, Arcade’s body of work shows an ongoing preoccupation with themes of sexuality, censorship, gentrification and the avant-garde. In Arcade’s first visit to Melbourne after a 20-year absence, she comes to the Wheeler Centre to talk about gentrification – of neighbourhoods, cities and ideas – and how a previous visit to Melbourne shaped her thinking. Richard Watts and Penny Arcade