Object StatementProtest costume, 'Greedozer II', comprising suit, mask and filter, mixed materials, designed and made by Benny Zable, Nimbin, New South Wales, Australia, 1980
Physical DescriptionProtest costume, 'Greedozer II', mixed materials, designed and made by Benny Zable, Nimbin, New South Wales, Australia, 1980
Protest costume made from a long strip of black cotton with a hole cut for the head and neck and fastened together at the sides with ties. The front of the costume bears the stencilled text 'Greedozer and Company, Work, Consume, Be Silent, Die, I rely on your apathy, It's costing the earth' in gold, white and pink. The text 'Ecological destruction, Eroding our future' is painted on the back of the suit in white and pink. A small green metal badge with the text, 'Work, buy, consume, die' is also attached to the back of the suit. The face mask is made from a World War II gas mask and is painted white with a piece of black paisley fabric to cover the head of the wearer. The mask's filter features a black handprint painted on a red and yellow radioactive symbol. A second gas mask filter features a map painted in white against a blue sea.