The year is 2101. The world is run by The Sisterhood of Anarchist Collectives, mentored by a steering committee of wise elders. Peace, harmony and joy have reigned over the land since time immemorial.
Whilst working in the ochre pits, a group of young diggers unearths a giant foot, surrounded by all manner of strange objects made of unknown materials and having no conceivable use.
The wise elders are summoned to decipher the mystery.
“ You have unwittingly stumbled across a ‘Landfill’ – Sacred Burial Ground of The Cult of Consumerism.” According to folklore passed down from generation to generation, sometime long, long ago, the cult spread like wildfire across the entire globe, devouring all in its path, leaving nothing but a trail of devastation in its wake. Monolithic centres of worship known as ‘Shopping Malls’ were erected in every town. The Mall was a place for devotees to satiate their spiritual cravings. People crammed every corner of their palatial homes with religious icons. The most revered deity of the cult was Imelda – the Goddess of Stuff; a semi-mythical being that loved the poor and downtrodden and was said to posses a pair of shoes for every day of the year. The story goes that on a lofty hill above The Sacred Burial Ground, a magnificent statue was erected in her honor.
Some say the cult was fueled by strange substances extracted at great expense from deep within the earth, but this cannot be verified as no trace of these elements has ever been found.
A mystery yet to be explained by all the eminent scientists with letters after their names.
‘Big Foot’ has been painstakingly preserved and placed on The Cultural Heritage Register.
Access to the relic is normally restricted to eminent anthropoligists with letters after their names, but for a limited time only, you the proletariat, have been given access to this marvel.
Cultural Heritage Officer – City of Lianganook
‘Bog Foot’ can be viewed as part of The Great Mandala, an exhibition of 80 contemporary sculptures at Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Toyota Australia, 155 Bertie Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria.
Gallery Hours: Mon – Fri, 9am to 5pm (closed public holidays)