An obstacle race track for (self-identified) liberals/free-thinkers or anyone who is interested, where the participants could confront their own prejudices and the conservative and authoritarian motifs that influence their process of thought. And also with impossible situations which are generated by the contradictions of tolerance.
We think of this work as a performative
installation, where the participants would act as agents, enacting
scenes we set up for them, thus staging our own fantasies and
nightmares, (which we processed, abstracted and manifested into
physical objects) concerning the relation of the individual and the
collective, and themes like freedom, free thinking, tolerance, civil
Participation is only one aspect of the work, the viewers do not have
to interact(thus become in a sense authors themselves of their own
experience) if they do not wish to be, they can observe the work as a
sculptural installation in a more detached manner aswell. Through the
race track, the participating viewers are assessing themselves, as we
want to avoid the notion of educating or "transmitting values". The
obstacles themselves are the cores of the work, and the rest of the
installation, the purely sculptural bits emphasize the personal
nature of the project.
In essence the whole work is public sculpture structured around an
Themes: personal and bodily autonomy, free speech, (leftist
pc) censorship, cultural freedom, tolerance, civil liberties, freedom
of religion, equality and diversity.