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.

You can find out more about the 12seconds for Peace project by clicking the link here

You can record your video in the box to the right. 12 seconds max please.
Catch up with all the 12seconds for Peace videos!

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Friday, 28 October 2011

12seconds for Peace - I Declare World Peace

You can find the 'I Declare World Peace' website here: I Declare World Peace.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Friday, 2 September 2011

Saturday, 13 August 2011

12seconds for Peace - Bill Zygmant

Bill Zygmant, the man who took the very first photograph of John Lennon and Yoko Ono on the Kings Road in London, along with the classic 'Instant Karma' photographs of John and Yoko taken during a recording for the BBC, agreed to make a contribution for 12seconds for Peace. In this video you can see Bill standing alongside his own photographs of the man who inspired a generation and did so much for the cause of peace around the world. Surely John (and Yoko) would applaud Bill for his stand with them in promoting the cause of peace!

You can find out more about Bill's work and see some of his classic rock-legend photographs on his website at: Bill Zygmant Iconic Imagery.


12seconds for Peace.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

12seconds for Peace Needs a Website!

Dear All,

In the year and a half that 12seconds for Peace has been running, it has grown inexorably from a little experiment in collaborative video arts, to sitting on the edge of becoming a global phenomenon within the peace movement, as well as a significant and globally important artistic statement.

Many have contributed their time to making videos for the project, others have offered their marketing and promotional advice for free. Magazines, podcasts, websites and radio stations have offered and undertaken interviews whilst film makers and production studios have offered advice and expertise on a number of fronts. 12seconds for Peace is continuing to grow as a consequence of the faith and commitment of many people.

But 12seconds for Peace needs to move on! It is time for it to leave behind this blog which has sustained it and been it's main window on the world for the past year and a half and move over to a professional website.

We are looking for someone who would be willing to donate their time to building a dedicated website for the project. If you have the skills and would like to help this project soar, then please do get in touch! 12seconds for Peace has no funding or expertise to draw on right now to make this happen. You can email to: 12seconds4peace@gmail.com


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Thursday, 21 July 2011

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Friday, 25 February 2011

12seconds for Peace - Trance Drummer - 3

Trance Drummer has just sent in another video and one that completes the Trance Drummer trilogy of videos on 12seconds for Peace! We are very happy to see you back with this video and for continuing your support for this project.


Steve Gooch for 12seconds for Peace

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

12seconds for Peace - Jessica Gilbert/Talent Spotlight Magazine.

It is with great pleasure that 12seconds for Peace brings you a video from Jessica Gilbert; the founder and editor of Talent Spotlight Magazine, which featured an interview with me in the January issue, as was reported here on the 1st February.

It is wonderful to have Jessica and Talent Spotlight Magazine on board with 12seconds for Peace and if you have not taken a look at the amazing arts coverage in TSM, then you should do so. You can find Talent Spotlight Magazine here: Talent Spotlight Magazine.


Steve Gooch for 12seconds for Peace.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

12seconds for Peace Links Up with the Create Peace Project

12seconds for Peace is in the process of linking up with the Create Peace Project; an 'arts-for-peace-education non-profit organization' based in San Francisco, California. CPP is the brainchild of Ross Holzman, who is it's founder and executive director and who has asked 12seconds for Peace to contribute to and partner with CPP over the 'Capture Peace' video component of their new educational resource: an arts for peace curriculum.

This is the Creat Peace Project mission statement:

Create Peace Project is an arts-for-peace-education non-profit organization. Through our work with people of all ages, our mission is to foster self-awareness, strengthen communities, and spread peace through creativity on a global scale. We achieve this by facilitating collaborative arts workshops and promoting positive peace practices through our arts-for-peace projects.

It is this commitment to the arts, along with the fundamental commitment to the fostering and building of peace in the world, that makes 12seconds for Peace and the Create Peace Project such ideal partners.

You will see the results of this link-up over the coming months as 12seconds for Peace contributes and develops a presence in partnering with the CPP over their 'Capture Peace' educational resource. For now, here are two videos that will give you a good idea of what the CPP are all about:

If you want to find out more about the Create Peace Project, you can find their website here: Create Peace Project, or by clicking on the logo either in the sidebar of this blog or on the logo above.


Steve Gooch for 12seconds for Peace

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

12seconds for Peace - An Interview with Talent Spotlight Magazine, January 2011

It was with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I recently accepted the chance to do an interview for Talent Spotlight Magazine with the magazine's founder; Jessica Gilbert. Ranging across my work as a writer and artist and my involvement with Reiki and of course the motivations and creation of the global peace phenomenon '12seconds for Peace', Jessica's interview covers a lot of ground and I hope that you find it as interesting to read, as I did to do.

Talent Spotlight Magazine, launched in November 2010, is rapidly making it's mark as a beacon of progressive and dynamic arts coverage. If you are interested in the arts, then TSM is a great place to stay abreast of what is happening around the globe. You will find a plethora of artists covering many disciplines in this and previous issues and you can read the January issue of TSM by clicking the link here: Talent Spotlight Magazine.

Below is the promo video for the latest - January issue of TSM.

Much metta,

Steve Gooch for 12seconds for Peace

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

12seconds for Peace - Elizeth Labega - 2

Peace is our goal - war is not the answer. So says Janet Jacquier in a new video from Elizeth Labega at the Monterey Peace Rally in California that took place on November 13th 2010. Peace is something that we all need to strive for, however we define it.

Get involved, in whatever way that you can in pushing for peace. Peace groups exist all over the world and they are all asking for the same thing: the end to violence against our fellow human beings and the establishment of peace for all. It can be done, but we need to insist on it and make it happen.

One way that you can get involved is by making your own 12seconds for Peace video and sending to: 12seconds4peace@gmail.com


Steve Gooch for 12seconds for Peace

Saturday, 22 January 2011

12seconds for Peace - Judith Gigg

Judith Gigg has been a firm supporter of 12seconds for Peace for some time now and having had a number of technical problems over the last few months, it seemed as if we would never receive her much-promised video. But as a testament to her belief in this project and all that it is trying to do, she recently came through with her promised statement for peace video.

Judith has been a counsellor for the past twenty six years and is a member of the British Psychological Society and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. She devotes a great deal of her time to helping those in need - particularly young people.

You can find out more about her work here at: Open Palm.


Steve Gooch for 12seconds for Peace

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

12seconds for Peace - ViΩLeT ft. Deniz Sujana

Something of an advertisement this may be, but it is with pleasure that we bring you a video clip from the Turkish funkrock band ViΩLeT featuring Deniz Sujana. Writing their own songs and using mostly Turkish lyrics,ViΩLeT have been heavily involved in the peace movement for some time, and in 2008 performed their song Peacin' that appears on this video as a part of the Global Peace Rally.

You can get a free download of the track Peacin' with Deniz Sujana's beautiful vocal by going to the following link: Peacin'. Or if you want to connect up with ViΩLeT, then you can find their Facebook fan page here: http://bit.ly/ViOLeT_Fanpage and Deniz Sujana's Fanpage is here: Deniz Sujana. If you are interested in what the Global Peace Rally are all about, and to catch up with what they are doing, then you can also find them on Facebook here: Global Peace Rally.


Steve Gooch for 12seconds for Peace

Sunday, 16 January 2011

12seconds for Peace - Clare Brumby/Clare Makes Films

Here is a wonderful little video from Clare Brumby and the crew of Clare Makes Films originally called 'Peace Process'. Clare noted 

"'Peace Process' is a stop-motion animation that shows the construction on an origami peace crane which illustrates that peace is a never-ending process.The short was made by the crew at clare makes films and in its original format it was used as a trailer for our 'Peace Talks' chat show that took place on November 1st 2010 at the 'Bed-in at the Bluecoat,' a 60-day bed-in style protest commemorating the famous bed-in's by John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1969. Our non-violent peace protest championed the cause of dialogue in avoiding and resolving conflict through our chat show 'Peace Talks.'"

'Clare Makes Films' is an independent media production company based in Merseyside in the UK which has built up a track record of productions for most of the UK main broadcasters including Channel 4, the BBC and Granada. Clare Makes Films have also been involved in work for Merseyside Refugee & Asylum Seekers Support Group (MRANG), Libra Television, Real Life Media Ltd, CSV Media Training North, Ministry of Defence.

You can find out more about Clare Makes Films here: Clare Makes Films.

12seconds for Peace
would like to offer its thanks to Clare and the crew at Clare Makes Films for their fantastic video!


Steve Gooch for 12seconds for Peace.

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