The Color Exchange is an interactive public mural project I created in 2015 in collaboration with Nadia Westcott.
We were invited to bring The Color Exchange to Nicosia, Cyprus as part of Build Peace Symposium.
The Color Exchange is an interactive, site-specific mural and performance installation that illustrates the importance of communication. This piece of art invites the public to participate in the visual outcome of the mural through participating in a question and answer game with other passerby. We invite participants (preferably strangers) to sit and each pick a colored question card, which inspires them to have a conversation with their fellow participant
After the conversations are finished, we combine the colors of the cards they chose to form a new color. This new color will symbolize a novel connection between two previously unconnected people. We then use that color to fill a new space in our mural design, chosen by the participants. In this way, participants are creating a mural through conversation.
The design is inspired by a city map aesthetic. It intentionally reminds people of city planning, maps and occupation of space. The completed product is an illustration of what we can create through conversation.