Parque Salazar

Miraflores, Lima, Peru, 2009
Public/Private space intervention

Costume made of inflatable toys and balloons.

Trade action that took place in a former public park, the site is now part of a shopping mall that sits on the cliff. It seems like a public area, but the traditional street commerce that used to take place in the park is now forbidden. People could trade anything for a toy or balloon. I traded until I was left with nothing and the police and municipal guards argued bout who was supposed to deal with me, so I left as they were absorbed in their discussion.