Monday, October 5, 2009

Yoko Ono: Imagine Peace Tower


Yoko Ono's Imagine Peace Tower practice lighting in Reykjavik, Iceland on left, and in SL on right- photos © Yoko Ono official (link)

Yoko Ono will unveil the Imagine Peace Tower in Second Life® Friday, 9 October 2009, soon after the real world lighting of the Imagine Peace Tower in Reykjavik, Iceland on John Lennon's 69th birthday.

Jura Shepherd writes in ROLE magazine:

The tower will replicate, as closely as possible, its real world counterpart which opened on October 9th, 2007 on Viðey Island in Kollafjörður Bay near Reykjavík, Iceland. The terrestrial version is made of fifteen powerful searchlights manipulated with mirrors to form a column of light that is tall enough to not only reach cloud cover, but has been seen to penetrate well beyond it. According to the University of Iceland, the light is so powerful that, if within the column itself, the light would still be visible with the naked eye from space and could be easily detected with instruments from much further away from our planet. The base of the tower is an elegant but austere cylindrical structure made of white stone that is meant to symbolically represent a well, specifically a wishing well. Circling the well are engravings of the phrase “IMAGINE PEACE” written in 24 different world languages.

More at ROLE Magazine (link)

Hamlet Au comments at New World Notes (link)

More photos and descriptions at Yoko Ono's IMAGINE PEACE TOWER Flickr set (link)

Information and schedules at Imagine Peace (link)

Imagine Peace Tower Island (open 9 October) (slurl)

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