THE PEACE PROJECT
Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, Colorado
The idea behind The Peace Project is to create an experimental social space, an imaginary solution for the pursuit of hope. The room is inverted inside out, creating a kind of nomadic or placeless space. The space is, at the same time, a square and a model or proposal of possibilities.
Multiple times and scales coexist in the space, creating a dislocation where the viewer is simultaneously an active participant and an intruder. The similarity to daily life brings about a sense of belonging undermined by the strangeness of the mis en scene. We become actors and spectators in the theater of everyday life. One’s perspective oscillates depending on one’s point of view and state of mind. We are to be kids and grownups at the same time!