‘Keeping Peace’ at NZ Sculpture OnShore 2012

‘Keeping Peace’ is a participate sculpture in form of a 10m diameter inflatable pink peace sign with little pump-balls created in collaboration with Lgop (Suza Schiele, Warwick Bell, Isaac McCormac). At ‘NZ Sculpture OnShore 2012’ it marked a site of military significance at Ford Takapuna in Auckland. Soft to the touch, the pump-balls invited viewers to squeeze air into the sculpture. A nearby gauge indicated the air pressure. Many helping hands maintained inflation, making palpable that keeping the peace is a communal effort. The peace sign, the viewers and the landscape were seen in an adjacent security mirror as well as from flying objects above, including global military surveillance satellites.