This came to my attenttion so I thought I'd tell you..
Being one to always encourage good mischief this came to my attention so as the title say I thought I'd tell you.
Chalk4Peace 2007 - network the love!
For Your Local Organiser - LOOK In The Mirror
Chalk4Peace2007 SEPT 15 -23 - The Global Street Art Event
"OUR STREETS 'R OUR MEDIA -WE have TOTAL access"
Wherever You Go Always Carry Chalk In Your Pocket
The pavements are an untapped media resource through which we ordinary peace loving folk can share our messages, hopes, dreams, ideas and create a new momentum towards peace - at a certain point there is critical mass in the cultural conversation which transforms into ACTION
United Kingdom.. United States.. Egypt.. Austria.. Germany.. Canada..Ecuador.. Puerto Rico.. France.. Chile.. Iran.. Iraq.. Mexico.. Spain..Italy.. Cypress.. Israel.. Your Town.. -EVERYWHERE!
Mission Possible - "Our World Working For ALL of Us"
We CAN Make THE Difference!
You are invited to Take Action! To Participate in this GLOBAL outpouring of public art. To make a personal statements for peace on the pavements and sidewalks of our cities all over
our world. All around the globe, together we are decorating, dedicating and declaring, in deep sincerity our collective call for peace.
Chalk4Peace is about our empowerment. We The People, our global culture, all people everywhere and our common desire to live in peace.
The Chalk4Peace project has already transformed the experience of thousands of people attending demonstrations for peace all over the world during the past 4 years. Chalk4Peace is both a tool and a conduit for non violent public self expression, and participation in the growing global movement for peace.
Chalk4Peace is an opportunity for all of us of all ages to make our feelings known, especially the young, whose future is in dire jeopardy as our global village falls faster and faster into the fear breeding fear breeding fear spiral. Our global culture is teetering on the edge of extinction. No 1 person alone can turn this around, but together WE CAN!
Our basic human instincts drive us to seek safety. This is what this chaos is all about. Our essential human survival instincts are acting out of context with the wider global cultural need resulting in mistrust, fear and conflict. Everywhere the media bombards us with WAR TALK, distractions and negative belief patterns that encourage us to believe that the future of our world is out of our hands entirely.
One place we still have communal access to, is OUR STREETS.
We can balance our GLOBAL CONVERSATION with collective self-expression using OUR STREETS AS OUR MEDIA!
Chalk4Peace is one step, a catalyst that can transform our global
conversation as "we the people", en masse make our statement that is our common aspiration for PEACE.
START NOW! Just DO IT!
Carry some chalk with you, invite a friend with you, to chalk
inspirations on the pavement whenever and wherever you fancy.
Chalk is harmless, cheap and washes away within a few days.
Especially PARTICIPATE in the Sept 15th to 23rd
GLOBAL Chalk4Peace ACTION!
Make it happen in your Community!
Lets us turn our grey streets into a living river of colour and
possibility - With poetry, hearts, peace symbols, empowering statements, also expressions of our frustrations and despair.
All will be seen for several days by thousands of people, then as they are washed away by the elements WE CAN CONTINUE to find fresh places to Chalk4Peace.
We don't need to be an artist to Chalk4Peace. Every statement, however small or large becomes part of the amazing tapestry that is our global future.
This unique event conceivably, could be the largest of its kind in
modern history. It is a global effort that is happening.
We The People are spreading the word and making the effort to be a part of this huge creative endeavour to bring Peace back into the equation.
It is our goal for at least one million or more of us to participate
with this sidewalk/pavement chalk extravaganza, at thousands of
locations, in as many countries, cities and towns around the world as is possible.
So WHAT CAN YOU DO to help make this happen?
1. NETWORK this proposal to your friends, contacts and where ever else seems appropriate
2. JOIN the Yahoo groupgroups.yahoo.com/group/Chalk4P…
or send a blank email to:
To network with others around the world who will be Chalking4Peace.
to let us know what you are doing in your community, and please send us pictures. Or to find out how you can participate in the project.
4. ARRANGE with you local businesses, libraries, churches, mosques, synagogues,restaurants, supermarkets etc to chalk on the pavement outside their premises on the 15th - 23rd of September and whenever else.
IDENTIFY public squares such as Trafalgar Square in London and invite all your friends and your friends' friends to show up with a few boxes of chalk, or even get some from your local quarry.
TAKE extra chalk with you to hand out to passers-by.
5. USE this proposal as a press release for you local TV, Radio and Newspapers. Let them know that Chalk4Peace is happening ASAP to get the momentum going.
6. DOCUMENT YOUR Chalk4peace actions with photos and video. Send them to your local media - copies for our website will be greatly appreciated - send to: email@example.com
7. ENGAGE co-creatively in local communal efforts, strengthen
working relationships and find what it takes to stand for peace and freedom.
8. Have lots of FUN and keep on Chalking4Peace after the September event.
"FUN The Final Frontier"
How did Chalk4Peace begin?
"Message in a bottle"www.infinitepossibility.org/ch…www.infinitepossibility.org/ch… www.myspace.com/chalk4peace
Its time for us to move beyond the "No to War" position and come together "Saying Yes2Peace"
"If we don't create our future, our past will create it for us"www.infinitepossibility.org/ye…
Lets skip the war bit and just get to the peace www.myspace.com/viziondanzwww.myspace.com/chalk4peacewww.infinitepossibility.org
Who's comming out to play then?
Other than that still doing the monkey thing.
THE 3 MONKEYS PROJECT
in the summer of 2005 the chicken came home to roost. For a while we had been warned of terror attacks in London due to our actions elsewhere in support of our allies. In period of 48 hours we went from a nation of high charged emotional joy, to one of equally charged despair, confusion and anger.
But this is nothing new, everyday on a global scale the world is fueled, run, powered, and battered by similar swings of events. Only the locations and the actors in the unfinished drama transpose. Sometimes not even the characters change. There is always a hero. There is always a victim.
There is always a blind monkey who doesnt see whats
coming, or the injustice of the events, and systems that
surround it. A deaf animal that doesnt hear the screams
of the rest of the world in pain, or warnings of change, so
missed the asking of the question why. A gaged ape that
cant be heard above the din of sirens and calls for vengeance.
Shut up. Behave. Comply. We are told. an old image of our ancestors burns into our skulls. Children should be seen and not heard. Dont look at that, you wont understand. Who said you
could speak your not qualified. A constant barrage of rules and regulations, put downs and restraints that push pull and restrain our societies like a monkey on a chain dancing to an organ grinders tune, and banging a dented tin cup begging for peace and reason.
The images and forms in this collection are excretions from these forces and the pressure they have exerted on me as a man. With in them you may find my despairs, and my joys, my mischief and jokes. this introduction is not an explanation as the images and forms have their own identities which you will discover. Also until the work is fully assembled under one roof the full picture will not be realized. This is planned for 2007 but now includes announcements and previews at this site.
Early works, news, and production PR will be posted here. for more info on the project please use the following email address:
Mervyn Diese. Artist