MusicFINAL SIMULTANEOUS IGNITION
FRIDAY 8th AUGUST, 13.00 l.t.
The final action During the final part of this action of ours the Sad Smoky Mountains will be meeting the Cities. The Urban Climbers, “city mountaineers” moment has come! In togetherness with mountains, in togetherness with the hills we will be kindling the hearts of our cities and their inhabitants employing the same red color used afore by returning to the origin of those columns of smoke chosen to be used as a symbol, an invariable symbol of this work of art. Those columns are in fact a chromatic manipulation of the smoke erupted from the Twin Towers on September 11th, 2001, and their color manifests shame-sadness-outrage felt towards the violation of human rights. Today in Tibet, Sudan, Burma (Myanmar), Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine; yesterday in Africa, Europe and the USA; tomorrow who knows where in the East or in the West, in the South or in the North of this world. The Sad Smoky Mountains will smoke together, in togetherness with City skyscrapers so as to re-establish a necessary alliance between man and environment, between man and the other self, between man and those similar to him. Monuments like volcanoes previously at rest, awakened by the Earths’ pain. These monuments will return to what they originally were meant to represent: a monition (from Latin monumentum), a warning to those who have forgotten what hides behind ancient architectures. We shall make these monuments talk the language of smoke, “the evanescent color of blood”, on the day on which the olympic torch, a double-headed symbol of peace and hypocrisy, will light the Peking Olympics. At exactly sixty years from the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the repression of Tibet during an event of world-wide interest has become the symbol of failure and betrayal on behalf of international governments: the principles then ratified have been and are still, more or less diplomatically, denied.
pre-ignitions and post-ignitions are possible near the suggested date, if you can't do otherwise or if you find yourself in a remote area accessible in a particular period (some mountaineers are ingaged in mountains wich are difficult to reach and scheduled for this period): important is to document and to spread the ignitions, sending photos and videos to the data collecion center email@example.com
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FINAL IGNITION AUGUST 8, ON THE MOUNTAINS AND IN THE CITIES.
READ HERE ABOUT THIS ACTION.
HERE YOU FIND ALL THE INFOS.
..! FIRST IGNITION MAY 11, 13.00 LOCAL TIME !..
MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS OF THE WORLD UNITE
- authentic or virtual, of action or of thought -
THE SAD SMOKY MOUNTAINS & skyscrapers ignition, through the use of symbols and thoughts, of broken hearted mountains as well as broken hearts of those who go across them a land living sculpture_a social environmental sculpture conceived and directed by Alberto Peruffo
[Throughout the world in proximity of the arrival of the Olympic torch on the summit of Mount Everest + the inauguration of the Olympics in Peking]
Narrative synthesis of the work of art
Man has lost control of himself and of what he calls nature. The governors of the world nurture the Olympic torch of hypocrisy. An uncontrollable multitude of men and mountains kindle minds and hearts so as to trace the sky with a net of signals visible from afar, a net of ungovernable indignation and outrage, sadness and rebellion against the daily violation of fundamental rights. What remains of man, the image of one who has no respect for what differs from himself may it be similar in ways or of a beaten and bent nature without remedy, is but smoke. An evanescent color of spilled blood, shame on those who have always remained in silence. Food for those who resist.
At 13:00 hrs (local time), during the first ten days of May 2008 (period during which we expect the Olympic torch to reach the heights of Mount Everest) when the sky is clear and blue and hardly any wind blows on those mountains that are symbols to mountaineering, especially the Alps such as Monte Bianco, Monte Rosa, Cervino, Monviso etc. (there are no limits, neither geographical nor of altitude, but we will try to concentrate our energies on the most significant alpine heights, or, should one wish to go further, extra-alpine heights, including minor mountain peaks as well).
As above, but extending it to cities throughout the world. At 13:00 hrs, the midday of August 8th 2008, day upon which the Peking Olympic games will be inaugurated, on all mountain peaks, hills or significant panoramic protuberances including artificial constructions such as skyscrapers and similars.
The carrying out of the work of art
Differently from the net of nets which unites in a single point as applied to The Wandering Cemetery, The Sad Smoky Mountains foresees a net of nets that develops in a diffused and uncontrolled manner (almost as to contrast that which has to be fought), an unconfined net applicable everywhere. The carrying out of the work of art from entwinement to entwinement throughout the net is extremely simple and can be done with the use of very economic means. It foresees the use of, besides that of a pack-pack and all the necessary equipment to ascend that which is to be ascended and the bringing back to valley of all that has been unavoidably consumed, the following 4 fundamental elements:
A good pair of legs :-[applied to a thinking head]-: for those who will ascend mountains :-[better to do so with companions, a group of friends, both for the final overall effect as well as for safety reasons during roped parties]-:
A series of red smoke signals such as SMOKE 2 or SMOKE 3, available from any sports shop, armory, stationery store, hardware shop, etc. The cost may vary between 1,5 and 10 €uro per smoke signal. It is suggested to buy at least a couple per person (minimum five should you succeed in finding only the SMOKE 1 or similar signals which are, in fact, rather small. These should be lit contemporarily so as to create an effect of consistency), and it is your duty to bring home and to correctly dispose of the used signal shells which contain potassium nitrates and sugar (a natural mixture used to construct smoke signals).
A digital camera or film camera so as to document the ignition/ascension.
A watch synchronized to legal time (local time).
For the first ascension, on the day defined by a data center – summarized by an “art” director in strict contact with a weather forecast center in concomitance with the evolution of events in Tibet, along the Northern Ridge of Mount Everest – the smoke signals will be contemporarily (not necessarily) lit on all the mountains peaks reached, trying to capture the images not only of our own ignited signals but also of those around us as well as those visible from afar.
For the second ascension, independently from weather conditions, all will proceed as described above except that it will occur on the inauguration day of the olympics.
The sole data collection and information center posting these mountain events and cities will be the following website www.sadsmokymountains.net listing facts and events received from local representatives. The ignitions will be coordinated and subdivided according to geographical areas and local times.
Declared intent of the work of art
- In an époque where increasing abuses and unsustainable hypocrisies such as these emerged in occasion of the upcoming Peking Olympics, where the fundamental rights of the Tibetan people are repeatedly violated or where the highest Peak on Earth is ensnared subduing it to the needs of a commercial game, an olypmic game become perverse, no longer symbol of freedom and finiteness but of omnipotence and self complacence, of what can be created within a circuit constructed for the pleasure and glory of man, often violating the very limits of human nature or manipulating the natural conditions in which we act and behave, thus imposing false freedoms; - In a “smoke in the eyes” époque where governors of the world nurture illusions for those who wanted them in power; - In these days imminent to the olympic celebration It is our intent to cast an alarm signal to all men of good will, a signal of support to those who daily fight in favor of the fundamental rights of man and of his inalienable surroundings, a sign of solidarity towards those courageous leaders such as the Dalai Lama whose honesty and foresight should be guides and examples to contrast the devastating darkness created by moral carelessness of dozens, hundreds of politicians, men of power and intellectuals without dignity and without scruples who believe to be, or pretend to be unconquerable masters of our destiny, the last of their mercerized goods.
Who I'd like to meet:FUNZIONA COSì:
1 - salire su una montagna (o collina, o grattacielo) il giorno dell'arrivo della torcia olimpica sull'everest (primi di maggio, data da comunicare)
2 - accendere dei fumogeni rossi a un'ora determinata (possibili pre-accensioni)
3 - documentare l'accensione con foto e filmati
4 - foto e video saranno pubblicati sul sito
5 - manipolare il materiale per scopi artistici e civili
- Status: Single
- Zodiac Sign: Taurus