IMAGINE PEACE TOWER

Posted 9 years, 1 month ago by GaryB    0 comments

 

Today, John Lennon’s birthday, Yoko Ono asks the people of Iceland and many others across the rest of the world to join her in praying for peace and stability. 

At 8pm Reykjavik time (1pm LA, 4pm NY, 9pm Liverpool, 5am Tokyo), as IMAGINE PEACE TOWER is illuminated on the island of Viðey, she asks everyone to join together and let the power of light and prayer become a collective expression of the desire for peace and harmony on our planet.

(Munky worked with Yoko on an EPK about the Peace Tower undertaking online, grading and VFX)

The IMAGINE PEACE TOWER is an outdoor work of art conceived by Yoko Ono in memory of John Lennon. The artwork was dedicated on October 9th 2007, Lennon’s 67th birthday. 
The Peace Tower symbolizes Lennon’s and Ono’s struggle for world peace which began in the sixties. The words IMAGINE PEACE are inscribed on the Well in 24 different languages. The Peace Tower is composed of a tall and strong tower of light that will appear every year and be visible from October 9th until December 8th, the day of Lennon’s death. In addition the Tower will appear on some special occasions.

The Peace Tower artwork is closely connected to Ono’s interactive work of art, Wish Tree from 1981. The Wish Tree has been a part of many exhibitions by Yoko Ono around the world in museums and cultural centers where people have been invited to write their personal wishes for peace and tie them to a tree branch. These wishes are to be housed in time capsules surrounding the Imagine Peace Tower.

Wishes sent up until tonight have been put on a MUNKY USB stick and stored in the capsules also.

PEACE

and

LOVE, Aye.



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