On Some Hour, On Some Day, there was a Mood that Appeared, out of Nowhere. It Was Passed On Through Cities and Forests and Cafes and Government Buildings, And Probably To Your House, and Down the Little Alleyway Towards the River Where The Rats Wash. The Mood Was A Good Mood. A Warm Bubble at The Back of Your Throat Kind of Mood. Things are Very Good. Extremely Wonderfully Excellent. And So Nothing Need Change. The Mood Told You That The Situation You Are In Is Perfect and So Anything or Anyone Who Threatens It Is To Be Pursued, And Talked To.
Remember: Don’t Think About It. Just Enjoy it.
Set within a world in which change is deemed impossible and imagining alternatives is heresy, the People’s Palace of Possibility offers a collection of radical alternatives to resist the oppressive Consensus. It is about not letting anyone tell you the world is the only way it can be, and imagining other ways it could be…
Our job, as Palace Citizens, is to challenge the prevailing consensus through radical acts of imagination. As the mysteries of the Palace unfold, citizens are invited to listen in on visions and conversations which have come before, model new worlds, and add their visions and fears to the Palace.
We are currently undertaking a mail-art/digital chapter of the Palace involving 120 Palace Citizens from Sheffield, Doncaster and Stockton. It is ever growing. To explore the Palace Archive, and become a citizen yourself, click here.
Sarah Lewis-Cole (May-July 2019), Bethany Wells (ongoing)
Rose Gray and Reuben Johnson
Other artistic collaborators
Joe Kriss, Stan Skinny, Anna Forlati, Ruben Karsberg, Natalie Hillman, Coralie Turpin, Ruth Nutter and Steve Pool
With special thanks to
Tim Jackson, Marit Hammond, Gabe Bruce, Invisible Flock and Clive Wilmer.