“WELCOME” by Pejac in Aberdeen, Scotland
For his latest intervention, Pejac chose the entrance of a building in the very centre of the city of Aberdeen (Scotland). This property was specifically chosen because it hosts many charities as well as homes for vulnerable residents facing social exclusion.
The multitude of tiny figures that make up this doormat come together to stand for every aspect of the WELCOME concept, the meaning of which has been increasingly hard to find recently.
The message is one of dignity, understanding that those who have been pushed to the margins of society can recognise the importance of an open and heartfelt welcome more than anyone. It reframes the potential of those who have been discriminated against and in some sense stepped over by society, and presents them as united and proud.
The occasion for this artistic intervention was the Nuart Festival 2022 which took place between the 9th and the 12th of June. The theme for this edition, the second in which Pejac has participated, was to reconnect the city and its people.