acts of memory 2005-2010
solo, collective and multi-lingual recitations from memory of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Friday 24 June 2011, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Upper Gallery 1 & Canteen Gallery 2
Begun as a response to the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes by police in London in July 2005, Monica Ross first challenged herself to learn and publicly recite from memory all 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the performance rightsrepeated—an act of memory at Beaconsfield as part of Chronic Epoch, 2005.
The DVD acts of memory 2005-2010 traces the evolution of Ross’s solo act at Beaconsfield through performances 01-30 of the extensive, collaborative work Anniversary—an act of memory: solo, collective and multi-lingual recitations from memory of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, taking place in contexts as diverse as The House of Commons, Brighton Seafront and the Women’s Library.
The DVD acts of memory 2005-2010 is published by Live Art Development Agency.
With the release of acts of memory 2005-2010, we celebrate the outset of the UK Tour 2011-2013 which will take Acts 31-60 to new contexts across Britain.
This event forms part of the South London Art Map LAST Fridays: the late night opening of all galleries in South London on the last Friday of every month.