Protest Walking Dead Style
Instead of black masks and burning tires the German artist collective ‘1000 Gestalten’ decided to go in a different direction while staging protests at the G20 economic summit in Hamburg, Germany. Zombies! That’s right, the group decided to dress up like Zombies and do the slow walk protest and it was kinda awesome.
Regardless of which side you are on in world affairs you have to appreciate the effort. Protests have been so average lately (kidding). Why not make art while stating your opinion? Almost everybody like Zombies! Look at the ratings of The Walking Dead world over to see that fact.
Slow walk for peace?
The performance was meant to symbolize a society that sees itself as helpless and voiceless in the face of the political and economic powers the G20 represents.
1000 Gestalten said it hopes the demonstration will prod people to break out of their political slumber and take action.
“We cannot wait until change happens from the world’s most powerful, we have to show political and social responsibility — all of us — now!,” the group said in a statement. “We want to put back in memory how compassion and public spirit conveys identity for a society. Our campaign is a further symbol for the fact that many people do not want to put up with the destructive impact of capitalism any longer. What will save us in the end is not our account balance but someone who will offer their holding hand.”
The group said more than a thousand volunteers were involved in the planning and execution of the performance and that people from some 85 cities across Europe registered as performers and volunteers. 1000 Gestalten helped finance the performance via crowdfunding, raising more than $22,000 (20,000 euro) online.
“We have successfully managed to mobilize broad sections of our social society for the campaign,” the group said, “we are truly overwhelmed, sort out the many pics and videos now and are back with a detailed retrospective on this evocative day.”
We are not very political here at Terror Time but we appreciate free speech and can applaud anyone who tries to get creative with their message so Slow Walk on!!