About 12seconds for Peace

'12seconds for Peace' is a collaborative video-arts project, designed to raise the energy of manifestation for peace on our planet and in our individual hearts and minds. When humanity manifests internal peace and recognises the natural order of the human condition, then peace in the world will follow. The proceeds from 12seconds for Peace will go to support and aid the various good causes of a number of charitable and non-profit organisations around the world.

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Saturday, 15 May 2010

12seconds for Peace - The First Ten Minutes

12seconds for Peace is an idea whose time has come. Faith, commitment, the searing heat of obstinate determination, and the contributions of so many people have helped bring into reality, the first great expression of a global peace phenomenon: ‘12seconds for Peace - The First Ten Minutes’ is finally, resolutely here.

Four months ago, it was no more than a kaleidoscopic fantasy, filled with utopian colour and knitted together with threads of unformed potentiality; high on that momentary euphoria of  new year possibilities, hopes and dreams. It was an idea that burned brightly. It was an idea just worth trying...just maybe, it would work.

12seconds for Peace began life as my little experiment in collaborative video-arts as an account on 12seconds.tv where the videos could be uploaded, and a blog page to feature them on. It is really not much more than that now, but in the last four months it has gone from being a tiny shoot just breaking the surface of what-might-be, to a seedling that, although still frail and in need of nurturing, is looking more and more like it will grow into something that will provide hope and the fuel for dreams of a better world, for many.

‘12seconds for Peace – The First Ten Minutes’ is the outcome of the work of many people who simply believed and did indeed dream of a better world. It is the work of individuals, physically unconnected but sharing a common desire:  to live in a world where peace is the dominant force. To live in a world where humanity can flourish as the greatest creative expression of its souls potential. For that to happen, we need peace – individually, collectively, internally and externally.

Peace is something that we can make happen. Peace is something that we have a right too. Peace is something that is coming. We can discuss the details later, but we will have peace first. We; that is me, you...all of us...insist on it.

12seconds for Peace is growing, and growing fast. The Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Bryant McGill has taken an interest in it and is soon going to provide it with its own dedicated website, linked to his ‘Goodwill Treaty for World Peace’.  ‘Murdock's Trinity Records & Promotions’ – an Arizona based company, is supporting it with inclusions in all of their direct advertising and over this summer will be screening ‘12seconds for Peace – The First Ten Minutes’ at three major rock concerts in Arizona, New Mexico and California. During these events they will be raising money and filming more 12seconds for Peace videos amongst the fans.  12seconds for Peace is also actively involved in the Peace Day concert in London (an event to mark the UN’s ‘International Day of Peace’ on the 21st September), where it intends to support and highlight the important work of Julian Lennon’s ‘White Feather Foundation’. There is also now the very real possibility of major corporate sponsorship.

The first part of the journey for 12seconds for Peace is now over. It could not have got to where it is without the hard work, commitment and faith of all the amazing people who have contributed such beautiful and moving expressions of their desire for peace in the world. I personally wish to thank you all for your belief in what I am doing with this project. I also want to offer a special thank you to String for her enthusiastic support when the project was no more than a nebulous concept ready to be given form and also to Andie Lyra Cariña for all of her hard work, enthusiasm, commitment and energy in supporting and personally nurturing this project over the last few weeks.

The videos are still coming in and we are now working on a second compilation, but we need more! We need YOU to stand for peace. 12seconds for Peace is YOUR project, YOUR voice, YOUR chance to tell the world that you want peace. Join those that have already contributed and let the world know that this is your heart’s desire too. Get in front of a webcam and make your statement; visually, creatively, passionately. 12seconds for Peace will stream every single video sent in.

12seconds for Peace is going places. Get on board and let’s enjoy the ride together.


Steve Gooch for 12seconds for Peace

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