Monday, June 23, 2008
Here is "Seeing Peace" in which artists collaborate with the United Nations to animate the imagination, through the presence of the artist, at the table of the General Assembly of the UN. Robert McNamara, commenting on wars of the 20th century, wrote: "In retrospect, we can now understand these catastrophes for what they were: essentially the products of a failure of the imagination." Seeing Peace believes this failure is the missing link in most responses to conflict and hostility in the world. In this video, Seeing Peace Billboard Project, ten artists from around the world are invited to create billboards for peace throughout San Francisco.
This one is the all-women Threshold Choirs which honors the ancient tradition of singing at the bedsides of people who are struggling: some with living, some with dying. They write on their website, "The voice, as the original human instrument, is a true and gracious vehicle for compassion and comfort. The choirs provide opportunities for women to share the sacred gifts of their voices at life's thresholds."
Beautiful. And they now have CDs available on their website.