Nian Nian Bu Wang (Read Read Dont Forget)

London-based artists and activists look for AiWeiwei and all those disappeared by the Chinese regime 

Time: Saturday 9 April, 2pm

Venue: on the lawn outside the river side entranceof Tate Modern

A group of London-based artists and activists willbe holding a reading action on the lawn outside the river side entrance of TateModern on Saturday 9 April 2pm to appeal for the immediate release of Ai Weiweiand all those who have been detained, arrested, or ‘disappeared’ by the Chineseregime since February. We have included Tibetan prisoners of consciencedetained since 2008 and Uighur prisoners of consciencedetained since 2009 whose situation has worsened in the recent crackdown.

Our action borrows the title of Ai Weiwei’s audioproject last year in which netizens read the names of 5,000 schoolchildren whowere killed in the Sichuan earthquake. In our project on Saturday, we willinvite 50 volunteers each to open one of the paper sunflower seeds we haveprepared and read out the name of the disappeared inside. The names will alsohave their pronunciations in English to facilitate the reading. After thereading, volunteers are welcome to take the paper seeds home with them tocontinue the action.

For the updated list of the disappeared, pleaserefer to

A partial list of disappeared individuals under the Chinese regime (9 April 2011)

This list willalso be printed out and made available on site for the passers-by to understandthe current situation in China.

Please join us this Saturday to read the names ofthose we admire. We believe that the best way to support them is to carry onwhat they have started. We believe that millions of sunflower seeds will makethe world change.

 

念念不忘

伦敦艺术家和民权活动人士追寻艾未未和所有被失踪者

时间:2011年4月9日星期六下午2点

地点:泰特现代美术馆外邻近泰晤士河的草坪广场

2011年4月9日下午2时,伦敦艺术家和民权活动人士将在泰特现代美术馆外邀请志愿者朗读今年2月以来被中共强迫失踪者的名单。这份名单包括部分自2008年起失踪的藏人的和2009年失踪的维吾尔人,他们的处境恶化。

失踪者之一艺术家艾未未去年在互联网上发起了“念念不忘”行动,数千志愿者朗读5000多名川震遇难学生的名字。我们这次行动,追随“念念不忘”的理念,邀请50名志愿者,每个人打开一颗“葵花子”,读出里面一个失踪者的名字。志愿者朗读名字后,可以带走这颗种子,继续这种朗读的行动。请参考4月9日被失踪者名单。届时现场将备有这份名单,以便路人了解被失踪者现况。

请加入我们朗读这些值得敬佩的失踪者的名字。我们深信,寻找失踪者,最有效的方式就是继续他们未竟的事业。我们深信,百万葵花子终将改变世界。

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