My work was part of an artistic revitalisation on a run down and “difficult” area. I wanted to convince people passing the gate to think about what they hoped for most. At the entrance the stratigically placed caption reads “What are you dreaming about?”
If only the intention of a passer-by is pure, then the installation will help satisfy the dream. Maybe not right away, and not for certain, but I feel strongly the probability is very high. While working at the gate, I was often warned by passers-by that all my hard work would soon be destroyed by local vandals. After five years, the installation still looked like new.
By night, the installation takes on a new dimension. Light is activated by movement. The gate brightens mildly when somebody passes through and dims after a while.