Shopping for Life Forms

First broadcast on ABC Radio National’s Airplay 2/5/2005

Inspired by the work of ceramic artist Julie Shepherd.

After her Mother’s death, Ivy becomes obsessed with shopping, until she fills the house with so much stuff, she and her sister, Lana, are forced to move into the shed. With each object Ivy buys, she feels emptier, until she feels so light, she no longer needs to eat. In desperation, Lana lifts her into a shopping trolley and pushes her through the suburbs into the night…

Listen to a sample here

 

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