Artist Stuart Semple wants a hug, a big hug, here’s what he has to say…
“Hi Everyone. I’m hoping that you’ll be able to help me with an art performance in London – I really need as many of you as possible to come down and help! The facts are – public space is becoming privatised, we are being told that when we come together we aren’t safe and town and city planners are designing certain members of the community out. I want us to do something big and powerful about it together. Something simple that sends a strong message to the world.
PUBLIC SPACE IS OURS, WE AREN’T SCARED OF ONE ANOTHER (we are all made of the same human stuff!), WE CAN BE HAPPY TOGETHER IN PUBLIC SPACES
We’ve had a chat with he authorities on London and managed to book an amazing spot at TOWER OF LONDON for us all to come together on xxxx The plan is really simple – I want us to be out there and HUG ONE ANOTHER…. I think by connecting with strangers, and sharing a moment of intimacy together we can send a positive artistic message.
The London Hug Huddle is the first part of a series of new works I’ve been making with the city of Denver called ‘Happy City’ I know most of you won’t make it Denver but I don’t want you to miss out! So thought I’d do the Hug Huddle with you in London and our friends in Denver will be having their own huddle at the same time. We’ll connect with each other via live video. We are going to stream the Hug Huddle live on YouTube and hopefully send a bit of love and connection around the globe. Please come down and join us. It’ll be amazing to see you….
Things you can do to help the mission
2 – COME and make a banner, placard – t-shirt that says HUG ME on it
3 – SHARE THIS EVENT
I love you all thanks for helping! So excited to see you there :), Stuart x”
The time and Date, 26th March at 5:30pm until 6:30pin, the place, Potters Fields, London, SE1