When all the world is a hopeless jumble uses crowd-control barriers and prismatic colors as a playful statement on repression, hope, and strategies of resistance.
The title of the work alludes to the deleted opening line of the ballad from the movie The Wizard of Oz. Written in 1938, a moment in history with a decisive political situation, the song narrates the desire to be over the rainbow where a trouble free world lies.
The grey, galvanized barricades, which are globally employed to control and restrain crowds by police and security forces, are placed in a large sphere.
Where usually the barricades limit and restrict, in When all the world is a hopeless jumble they become a mischievous demand for freedom, diversity and imaginative play.