Balboa Plaza, Coral Gables, Florida

A Midsummer Night’s Dream  is conceived as a social sculpture, place of encounters and stage for everyday life and stories to unfold.

The project is located at Balboa Plaza (park) which is characterized by a beautiful large banyan tree. The appearance of the oversized sofa is as sudden as wondrous, at once real and fantastic, familiar and unprecedented; a slice of domesticity in a public park.   A long sofa invites us to conversation, a moment of repose or to wait for a friend and together with two tree-like chandeliers remind us of home.

The Outdoor Room dissolves the boundaries between fiction and reality and dissolves the limits between art and life suggesting a sense of personal ownership to everyone involved with the event. The domestic iconic imagery becomes part of our collective imaginary and offers a home for the recollection of shared experiences.