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Glow 2022 Peacemaker

Glow 2022 Peacemaker

Hold hands with friends or strangers to create human circuits between poles arranged in the shape of a skewed peace sign.

Ekene Ijeoma’s interactive installation invites you to connect physically and energetically with others. Ijeoma uses a human phenomenon—your body is around 60% salty water, making it a conductor of electricity—to illuminate Peacemaker (2021) and activate networks of care.

Peacemaker appears in the Exploratorium's Black Box, a gallery space dedicated to an ongoing series of media art installations.

On view through Sunday, February 27, 2022.


Artist: Ekene Ijeoma

Ekene Ijeoma is an artist, Assistant Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT, and Director of the Poetic Justice group at MIT Media Lab. 

Through his lab and studio art practices, Ijeoma researches social inequality across multiple fields to develop communal empathy through sound, video, sculpture, and installation art. His multimedia practices critique themes such as language, identity, and displacement, and propose values such as belonging and healing.