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Wir haben bereits über den von PAErsche initiierten Performace-Marathon unter dem Titel 'sharing 576 h' in der Kölner Galerie Koppelmann berichtet, der noch bis zum 24. September dauert. Am kommenden Freitag agiert das Aktionslabor PAErsche gemeinsam mit Kollegen auf der ganzen Welt.
Hier folgen nun einige Zeilen von PAErsche zu der Aktion am kommenden Freitag, den 22. September, um 18 Uhr am Aachener Weiher in Köln:
Day of Public Actions for Freedom and Democracy, is a project facilitated by Bbeyond in conjunction with performance artists worldwide on the 22nd September 2017, to celebrate Freedom and Democracy. This will initiate what is intended to be a yearly international event on theSeptember equinox.
This project developed from the Bbeyond symposium, Being in Public, Encounters, Outside Space and Inner Space, April 2017 and was proposed by Chumpon Apisuk who stated that:
“It is the day that all states must recognise and allow actions from the people which are ‘peaceful’ and ‘non-violent’. This day of action can be with or without context, but for the recognition of all people’s rights to share the public space together, in solidarity with each other, in respect of eachothers rights to share the same public space, as well as the time.”
On the 22 Sept groups from the various international locations will mark this day by making performances in public spaces. Documentation of these performances will initially be shared via Facebook, later through each participant’s website.
Day of Public Action for Freedom and Democracy, is a celebration of the generosity of spirit that artists can bring to life, working in group actions that mark a special time and connectivity through Performance Art. In conjunction with this Day of Public Action, a mail art aspect involving a signed letter by representatives from the various locations will be making its way around the world to have actual signatures applied to it, prior to it being sent to the UN. This letter is a request for the September Equinox to be made an officially recognised ‘Day of Public Action for Freedom and Democracy’.
To follow the development and documentation from the various locations, please follow links through participant’s website and contact details below:
Kontakt und Links
firstname.lastname@example.org - www.bbeyond.live - www.paersche.org - www.facebook.com/BBEYOND.PerformanceArt
An important aspect is that this project can only be realised with the very generous input from all the artists concerned, from diverse geographical positions, Northern and Southern hemispheres, Australasia and Oceania, Asia, South Asia,The Middle East, Europe, Arctic Circle, North America, Central America, South America to West Coast Canada. These performances will all happen on the September Equinox, Fri 22nd Sept.
PAErsche Open Source Gruppenperformance
Freitag, den 22. September, um 18 Uhr
Treffpunkt: Aachener Weiher, Köln
Re: A proposal for the September Equinox to be a Day for Freedom and Democracy
On behalf of individual artists, artists’ groups and Arts organisations around the world, we want to declare the September Equinox, from this day onwards, as the International Day Of Public Action.
We advocate this day as a worldwide celebration of Freedom and Democracy and are sending a letter to the United Nations (UN) to officially recognise this day, in support of these principles. Also, copies of this letter will be sent to all major world religious leaders to have their support included inour endeavour.
At the Bbeyond symposium Being in Public: Encounters - Outside Place and Inner Space, in
Belfast, April 2017, Chumpon Apisuk proposed that this Day of Public Action would also include members of the public who agree with these principles, that it shouldn’t be limited to artists, but that artists need to instigate and facilitate it. He wrote:
“It is the day that all states must recognise and allow actions from the people which are ‘peaceful’ and ‘non-violent’. This day of action can be with or without context, but for the recognition of all people’s rights to share the public space together, in solidarity with each other, in respect of each others rights to share the same public space, as well as the time.”
We understand that the words, Freedom and Democracy have resonances way beyond their respective significations and meanings, which vary from person to person and country to country. We are interested in how these words can be translated in people’s lives as lived philosophy in action and not just to remain as thoughts and ideas. We propose the September Equinox to be a day of action and reflection for Freedom and Democracy.
We would like the multiplicity of these actions in our respective countries to be acknowledged by the UN to act as solidarity, to be the commonwealth of and for the people. The idea that this day could represent a unity of purpose through action and reflection can help bring real meaning to peoples lives. Words are not just empty signifiers, but through respective individuals, can bring about positive change and hope for those unfortunate enough not to have access to these ideals.
Freedom of thoughts, words and deeds is not a licence to do as one pleases, but is about respect for oneself and others through the ideas and operations of Democracy. Democracy gives power to people to have Freedom in their lives - a potential commonwealth for all people.
This action is dedicated to those fellow artists and others who cannot take part for ‘political’ reasons. We understand that some who would want to support these principles cannot because of political circumstances in their countries. Those principles are dedicated, through these actions, in solidarity with their plight.
While not wanting to single out any of the world’s great ‘state’ persons who have articulated and demonstrated these ideals, Gandhi’s words, “Be the change you want to see in the world”, offer a good place to start from.