I was taking the ferry to the zoo, daytripping alone, when an elderly man invited me to join his family – three generations visiting together. I’ll never forget the gleeful tone with which he said: “We’re taking our children to the zoo, so that our children can see the animals, and the animals can see our children.”

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My contribution to Kaldor Public Art Projects #24
Michael Landy: Acts of Kindness
23 September – 23 October 2011
Installation in lower Martin Place Sydney, and 200 sites across the CBD
Photographs by Peter Retsos