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Dark Mofo cancels plan to soak British flag in Indigenous blood – ABC News

An arts festival renowned for showcasing shocking and provocative works cancels plans to soak a British flag in donated Aboriginal blood following a massive backlash….

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An arts festival renowned for showcasing shocking and provocative works has cancelled plans to soak a British flag in donated Aboriginal blood following a massive backlash.
Key points:

  • The art festival put a call out for blood donations from “First Nations peoples”
  • The blood was to be used to soak a British flag, as an artistic metaphor
  • The festivals’ artitsic director apologised and said he had “made a mistake”

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