war and peace

In "War and Peace", I explore the phenomenon of an irritatingly playful representation of war and the military at the festival of the same name, the 'War and Peace Show'. Every year from 1982 to 2019, more than one hundred thousand participants and visitors traveled to the Kent region in the southeast of England to experience the world's largest festival for military vehicles and militaria enthusiasts.

The main attractions were re-enactments of war battles in miniature format as well as so-called living history displays, theatrically designed, fenced-in areas in which protagonists re-enacted everyday war life from a wide variety of perspectives and lived that way for the duration of the festival.

I see the work as a stimulus for discussion. The observations offer no explanations or answers, but they raise lots of questions.