Thursday, June 02, 2005

Middle-Eastern Jungle Fever



Remember John and Yoko's Bed-In for Peace? No, you probably wouldn't. Unless you're my mother, you probably weren't born yet.

Anyway, John was Anglo. Yoko was Asian. They both hated the Vietnam war. In 1969, they held a week-long press conference from a bed in a hotel room in Montreal, jiving about peace. Wearing nothing but their jammies. Then, after getting visited by all sorts of famous people (including a Rabbi), they recorded "Give Peace a Chance."

Whelp.... in this week's updated version, two gay Israeli artists are staging a bed-in in a Brooklyn art gallery, inviting Arab men to come love them. This "installation" is called Sleeping With The Enemy.

From the article in stuff.co.nz:

"We felt frustrated with the political situation in the Middle East," said Gil (one of the artists). "As Israelis, we grew up with Arabs but we were encouraged by the education system to hate and abuse them so we thought we must do something about it."

"So we decided to fall in love with one of them."


Thanks to Artkrush for the heads up.

2 Comments:

At 2:21 PM, June 02, 2005, Anonymous yomama said...

Bring back the good ol' days -- although John & Yoko's "Bed-In" was considered outrageous in its day, it's NOTHING compared to what's going on now!

 
At 10:11 AM, June 03, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

not that there is anything wrong with that....
Burnt Cullant

 

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