P A X – The Puzzle that is Peace: Installation in San Lawrenz, Gozo
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The installation of P A X – The Puzzle that is Peace – will be taking place later this month in front of the San Lawrenz Parish Church, Gozo,
There will be a day of ritualistic placing of stones that will remain in situ for around four days.
A mound of stones will be available for the general public to contribute to the peace prayer and the installation will be accompanied by peace songs, with recruits to engage audience participation.
They will demonstrate how to add to the PAX with a `purified’ stone washed in Gozo Fennel water.
The installation in San Lawrenz will be taking place on Monday, the 27th of August.
This community project, which is organised by Gozo Performance Group, is based on the PAX outside St Francis Basilica, Assisi, Italy, whereby pilgrims offer peace prayers using Gozo stones as ‘prayers.’
‘Peace’ is the theme for installations, performance and an exhibition which will be part of this project. Details of other dates can be found here.
An introduction to the project took place back in April, during an evening event held at the Ggantija Temples. Audience members were invited to engage with the communal feeling by penning prayers for this peace process.
Photograph by Alain Salvary