It was a big success.
Lots of pass-by people enjoyed taking photos, reading explanation of each Peekaboo-kun sculpture, enjoying being other person(in race, gender, and age), making the art certificates and taking the certificate for free with them.
I set eight of Peekaboo-kun sculptures in circle, looked like they talked each other.
This time I picked Peekaboo-kun representing different occupations and cultural diversity.
A taxi driver, a full time worker at NYPL, a gym trainer, a house wife, a part timer at a small market, a salesman, a retired senior, a print shop owner.
Name: F. D.B.(young girl)
Words: I am old.
Name: C. D. (female)
Words: strong, happy, father, secure.
What kind of the world do you see through the hole on this Peekaboo-kun? What kind of world do you want to make?
Name: D.G. (female)
Words: I am an artist too! Art is beautiful. Art is happiness!
Name: L.T. (female)
Original: American & Japanese,
Words: I like to hug mommy.
”Aliens in New York” is a short-term interactive installation using a group of Peekaboo-kun sculptures. It will promote mutual understandings among people who belong to different ethnicities, religions, races, genders, and other social standings.
Name: S.A., (female)
Being: Anita from Chilly,
Words: I love to go home to clean and cook. Ohh man!
Pass-by people read the label on the each Peekaboo-kun, and put their face to the hole to watch the world.
Thanks for helping the project, Savi, Sohui, Collin, Phil, Sora, Sumika, and Zakir!