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MiracleDay

This performative and participatory relational art project by artist and activist Geneviève Gilbert was enacted with a team of volunteers during Melbourne S*xpo 2015 at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre between November 5 to 8, 2015. Here are some of the answers the team obtained from this creative vox pop.

Art project Miracle Day by Geneviève Gilbert[Photo Credit : Jordan Bailey (c) Copyright 2015]

My Miracle

  • My Miracle is to have peace – Anonymous
  • My Miracle is for everyone to respect everyone else’s interests and passions. Let everyone express who they are and what they love and for people to respect their expressions and give them praise no matter how smart or alternative they may be. – Anonymous
  • My Miracle is that my mum can be happy again after losing Dad – Sami
  • My Miracle is that there is no war in the world and everyone lives in peace, love and harmony. – Anonymous
  • My Miracle is to meet someone special and share life together – Steve
  • My Miracle is everybody love their self and if your past is really dark, there is always a rainbow after a big storm – Li
  • My Miracle is happiness – Anonymous
  • My Miracle is for Henry to be in a strong, healthy relationship – Anonymous
  • My Miracle is for proper cancer treatment – Kelly
  • My Miracle is to better care for those who need it but can't afford it or don’t know how to ask – Michelle
  • My Miracle is world peace – Alex
  • My Miracle is to find a cure for diabetes – Pete
  • My Miracle is to feed the hungry – Anonymous
  • My Miracle is freedom for animals and respect for girls and women globally – Liz
  • My Miracle is to win tattslotto – Nick
  • My Miracle is to have a warehouse and Chryslers – Emmy
  • My Miracle is for grandma to be made well again – Simone
  • My Miracle is to have healthy family and friends – Severin
  • My Miracle is to have a house – Nikky
  • My Miracle is to find a way to help people – Daniel
  • My Miracle is my wife would finish PHD smoothly – Prateek
  • My Miracle is to win tattslotto – Jefferson
  • My Miracle is to have a house – Ally
  • My Miracle is to get a husband in good mood – Michelle
  • My Miracle is to win tattslotto – Di Di
  • My Miracle is to have a new house – Tegan
  • My Miracle is to have a new house – Dan
  • My Miracle is to look good naked – Simon
  • My Miracle is to save someone’s life – Anabelle
  • My Miracle is to have one wish granted for a never ending amount of wishes – Matt
  • My Miracle is to bring our boy home – Anonymous
  • My Miracle is to get my book published and set up an independent dungeon – Anonymous
  • My Miracle is to make it rain – RAE
  • My Miracle is to be a billionaire and help all the poor people in the world – Braniga
  • My Miracle is to cut back on the porn – Patricia
  • I am content with my life and do not need anything miraculous happening. Apart from something tangible like winning the lottery – Thomas
  • My Miracle is to have all friends from Canada move here – Kirsten
  • My Miracle is for people not be disempowered and have a choice – Daniel
  • My Miracle is to go into space – Sukoon
  • My Miracle is to go on a motorbike ride – Gizelle
  • My Miracle is to meet Miss athletic (my dream girl) – Anonymous
  • My Miracle is to have a cure for my Uncle’s prostate cancer – Jonathan
  • My Miracle is to stay  in Australia to live (from Germany) – Nora
  • My Miracle is to come into some money and winning a prize – Michael
  • My Miracle is not have custodial issues – Kelly
  • My Miracle is just to be happy – Gabby
  • My Miracle is to talk to daughter – Shane
  • My Miracle is to be holding my cat right now and travel everywhere with him – Marika
  • My Miracle is time travelling or stop malnutrition in undeveloped countries – Renae
  • My Miracle is for my child to grow up healthy and happy – Simone
  • My Miracle is health and wellness for my Dad and Uncle – Rachel Bennett
  • My Miracle is to leave something behind for next generation – Axel
  • My Miracle is that friend’s father was alive today – Alexandria
  • My Miracle is to not to have to work again and be free – Anonymous
  • My Miracle is to have a healthy relationship with the opposite sex involving sex –
  • My Miracle is to always strive for your dreams, make it possible, be happy with who you are and the choices you make – DJ Chris Spicer Ian
  • My Miracle is to get rid of mental health problems – Tara
  • My Miracle is to be the doctor with Jedi powers – Ben
  • My Miracle is to stop using porn – Anonymous
  • My Miracle is to have two girls at one time – Phillip
  • My Miracle is for my partner to go back to how he was pre-drugs – Anonymous
  • My Miracle is to win lotto – Jay
  • My Miracle is to have no world poverty and everyone having food – Haidee
  • My Miracle is to go back to Japan this year – Chuck
  • My Miracle is getting a dream job at ESD (Environmental Sustainable Development) – William
  • My Miracle is to stay in my dream job as a nurse – Nancy
  • My Miracle is for Mum and Dad getting back together – Ben.
  • My Miracle is to live as an equal human in a place of peace in harmony. Enjoy everyday – Anonymous
  • My Miracle is accepting ourselves and what is natural and being able to express it (even without using words) – Anonymous
  • My Miracle is stop global suffering – Norton
  • My Miracle is for someone to give/show me what my purpose could be. Feeling lost – Jack O’Toole
  • My Miracle is to fly – Kerry
  • My Miracle is to have my kiwi fruit allergy removed – Ally
  • My Miracle is for my friends and family to be healthy and safe – Caroline
  • My Miracle is for my nana to be better and come out of hospital – Ellis
  • My Miracle is to win a million dollars – Bianca
  • My Miracle is to become a millionaire – Jessica
  • My Miracle is to have equality for all – Anonymous
  • My Miracle is to be a millionaire – Melissa
  • My Miracle is to get a nice house – Mark
  • My Miracle is have no more world hunger – Bianca
  • My Miracle is to have the perfect job – Brenton
  • My Miracle is to help my cousin child to improve his life with cerebral palsy – Megan
  • My Miracle is to find cure for Type 1 diabetes – Karen
  • My Miracle is to be a millionaire – Ross
  • My Miracle is to have my ex-boyfriend to follow his heart and not what others say – A
  • My Miracle is to have court fees paid, debts wiped, nice care, reduce drugs in Melbourne esp Broadmeadows – Scott Ford
  • My Miracle is to have the same job, but in Melbourne (currently lives in Brisbane). Girlfriend is in Melbourne – Chris
  • My Miracle is to do a stunt sequence with Jackie Chan – Jack
  • My Miracle is others would speak well of me – Derek
  • My Miracle is to continue to have strength to help others Carlie
  • My Miracle is to be getting sex everyday – Nick
  • My Miracle is get education for children – Vickey
  • My Miracle is to have cure for angry partners – Tom
  • My Miracle is to have travel safe, great experiences, lots of new, interesting people and cultures to learn – Philipp
  • My Miracle is to find me a job so I don’t get deported; a legitimate job – Amelia, 27
  • My Miracle is to make the world healthy – James
  • My Miracle is to get rid of sexpo – Jim
  • My Miracle is to have no cycle of violence in everyone’s world – Sunny (Photo taken Saturday 6.45pm)
  • My Miracle is to go to moon – Soma
  • My Miracle is to own a house in Beverley Hills – Dylan
  • My Miracle is that money wouldn’t be an issue – Des & Kelly
  • My Miracle is that health and happiness for my mum’s side of the family. I just want to be happy and help find strength to help others – Nicole
  • I was told I was better than this. And had so much more to offer – Anonymous
  • My Miracle is to go backpacking for 6 months without having to worry about money – Amanda
  • My Miracle is to win a Buggatti – Louis
  • My Miracle is that Marcia would stop swearing (Her friend) – Tania
  • My Miracle is to have world peace – Alex
  • My Miracle is for my son to be accepted for his differences – Bec
  • My Miracle is for my friend’s grandmother to be healed from cancer – Joan
  • My Miracle is to find something interesting – Dana
  • My Miracle is to find personal love – Anonymous
  • My Miracle is for my daughter and the man I love to be saved – Anonymous
  • My Miracle is to keep my brother safe overseas – Mel
  • My Miracle is for my grandmother to be healed and healthy again – Laura
  • My Miracle is to big tits – Britney
  • My Miracle is for children to be barred from TABs – Vanessa                                                     Thank you to volunteer Joan Yu for help compiling this list.

Geneviève Gilbert's Artistic Practice