Larry and Debby Kline artists and provocateurs – installation, performances, and other works



PEACES documents the creation and destruction of peace in 3 minutes and 32 seconds.  The accompanying video shows the artists carving a granite slab and the performance culminates in the stone’s destruction. It is a metaphor for the effort involved in peacemaking and the fragility of that peace, but we were also surprised by the explosive end of the work and the element of chance that dictated its ultimate appearance.


“When you carve something into a piece of granite it has a certain importance and it is a little sacred, not to be messed with.  You might think of a tombstone or maybe The Ten Commandments.  Those are things that you do not defile.” – Pulled into PEACES from San Diego Videographers, produced and directed by Lisa Franek

“It captures the hope and the tears, and hits you in the gut. I’ll think of it when I watch the news and read the newspaper.”   -

“This piece combines video and installation, with the element of chance dictating the appearance of the work in an explosive conclusion.”    – Beyond the Borders catalog



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