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You are invited to participate in the recitation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as part of Monica Ross’ work Act of Memory.

The performance will take place on at 3:30 pm Saturday, September 23 in Folkestone at a location to be announced soon. Each recitation will be recorded and edited into a final film that includes performances from Venice in May 2017 and from Turner Contemporary in June 2017.

Please register your email through this Eventbrite page and we will be in contact with further information about the event.

For information about Monica Ross and the history of her project please visit:

http://www.actsofmemory.net/

www.youtube.com/user/actofmemory?sub_confirmation=1

www.facebook.com/actsofmemory

How the performance works:

There are 30 Articles in the Declaration. To take part please choose one (or more), in a language of your choice, and memorise it. Your memorisation doesn't have to be word perfect. The emphasis of the recitation is on the attempt, and the difficulty, of being able to meet the Declaration's call to constantly "keep it in mind" and the challenge of being able to voice or act on it especially when under pressure.

The matter of 'no rehearsal' is very important.

Copies of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in over 370 languages is here:

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/UDHR/Pages/SearchByLang.aspx


Venice Agendas 2017: The Contract - Folkestone

Saturday 23 September 2017

1pm - 4pm

Venice Agendas 2017: The Contract is a programme of events including an exhibition, a publication, talks and performances in London, Venice, Margate and Folkestone.

The theme of this edition, The Contract, is particularly relevant both politically and socially. Contracts, whether written or spoken, are promises and agreements that we make with each other, within our communities and across society in general.

The project brings together artists and professionals to share and discuss what a contract means to them, their experiences of relationships governed or suggested by contracts and what might be anticipated or expected in the context of contemporary visual arts and current world events, including the UK Brexit decision.

Venice Agendas 2017: The Contract launched at DACS in London with the opening of the exhibition The Contract on May 3rd and continued with breakfast discussions and live-art performances in Venice during the preview week of the Venice Biennale and a take-over of the Turner Contemporary galleries on 17 June. On Saturday, September 23rd the project arrives in Folkestone with a day of pop-up projects and performances by artists including Denise Ackerl, Athelstan Sound, Alistair Gentry and Young In Hong.

For further information or queries please email info@veniceagendas.eu

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