[Work in progress: to be displayed in 2024 at AfrikaBurn]
Architect: Frederic Bussiere
Neon artist-designer: Ka Lun Karen Chan
Curator: Adulaya Kim Hoontrakul
In today’s world of uncertainty, it has become harder and harder to keep hope alive for change. Our instincts have had to adapt in order to survive physically and mentally and it is frankly exhausting. Our art installation hopes to be a space for connectivity and shared resilience where people can seek refuge to re-learn what our ancestors have already endured so that we may never make the same mistake again.
As the Wonderers approach, they will find an inviting, open gathering space beneath its towering structure. Here, the wisdom of the ages and the lessons of our ancestors converge. This installation serves as a testament to their enduring strength in the face of adversity, a reminder that even in uncertainty, we can find connection and shared resilience.
In a world where adaptation is the new norm, we invite the Wonderers to seek refuge within this luminous haven. Here, the Wonderers can relearn the timeless lessons of those who came before us, ensuring that history does not repeat itself. In the embrace of this radiant sanctuary, we discover the power of unity, the warmth of shared experiences, and the enduring hope for a brighter tomorrow.