“Religion itself is outraged when outrage is perpetrated in it’s name.” - Mahatma Ganhi
Wall for Peace (2011)
Washington, DC-based artist Anil Revri’s monument to peace takes the form of a giant ticket tape that displays English translations of scriptures related to peace from Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Sikhism. Each horizontal band of text contains one selection from each of the six religions and scrolls across the entire surface of the unit ad infinitum.
Rays of light emanating from the unit projected onto the viewers as they walk around the work become a symbolic act of cleansing of religious and racial prejudices. At a time when crimes against humanity are on the rise, Wall for Peace aims to promote interfaith dialogue at the grass roots level.