Christmas Altar

FDC’s Christmas memorial constructed with waste and our excess material items. It took several forms as it became a target for pranks that required repair. No serious damage was done.

Practical jokes were often serious and could be dangerous if anxiety was high and sustained. Disputes could be settled with dangerous toys and we had many toys that killed. Individuals in the battery were connected in a complex web of interests such as gun section, race, state of origin, and friendships. Open conflict pulled each person in many ways as they chose what group to side with in the dispute. Stopping everyone in the battery from having to make a choice required friends that calmed emotions and talked sense.

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