by Una Cruickshank
One Pair of Legs, by Sue Buchanan and Eli Giannini, is a “modern fable” told in graphic form. In keeping with their interest in what they call “urban hardware”, the story is conveyed in the form of a series of modified road signs positioned along the Riverside Walk behind Federation Square.
The text of the fable goes as follows:
One day one pair of legs – let’s call them Jane – got out of the car, started walking and:
-Smelled the roses and fresh air.
-Began talking and walking.
-Showed off her new shoes.
-Played kick-to-kick in the park.
-Found new frontiers.
-Left road rage behind.
-Relaxed and slowed down.
…and others followed…everyone was walking…and soon there were more pedestrians than car users…and the world was a better place…although tragically, one rogue car – one of the few unbelievers – ran Jane down, so she was then beatified and became St Jane the Patron Saint of Walkers.
Nearby, in the Federation Square carpark, the duo’s other festival submission, w.(web) , glistens in a rather sinister manner…
One Pair of Legs,
Riverside Walk, Federation Square.