TIME OUT LONDON
#1 NEWS SILENT PROTEST
October 23-30 2002
In an exclusive invitation, Bill Drummond asks 50 Time Out readers to join him in a silent protest against the war.
The world seems to want to go to war. I don't want it to. Nobody who can do anything about stopping is going to listen to me. That's what I thought a few months ago. It's what I still think now. My first reaction was to go into my workroom and make a painting. I painted the canvas black then I painted the word SILENCE in white, big, bold letters. Then I added a yellow stripe at the bottom. While I was making this painting I had a thought process that went something like this:
Maybe I should stop talking for a year as a silent process