Participate in Art = Ammo
an Artists Against Gun Violence performance/event
Saturday May 18, 2pm
(rehearsal 12:30 pm)
in Newark, exact location TBA
To participate, please email email@example.com.
It started on February 24, 2013. Almost 200 artists and activists met in NYC’s Times Square. We held our hands up in a surrender position for 26 seconds, 26 seconds to honor the 26 victims of Newtown. Vulnerable to opposition in a very public place, we singularly sank to the ground and dropped into a lifeless position as our partners traced our outlines with chalk. An exponential crime scene emerged. We wrote a word inside each chalked body image the name of a victim, their age, a statistic, 'senseless,' 'loophole,' 'mother,' 'son,' 'enough' and then...walked away. Left on the ground was a sea of literary and visual reminders of lives lost."
In the words of Brecht, ‘Nonaction is a tragic flaw’. As artists, we have the responsibility to act.