Yoko Ono to Attempt Record-Breaking Human Peace Sign Performance

The mass performance is a tribute to Ono's late husband, John Lennon.

The event is organized by the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, which encourages music participation. Photo: http://entertainment.analisadaily.com
The artist wants to break the Guinness World Record which stands at 5,814 participants. Photo: Fact Mag

The artist wants to break the Guinness World Record which stands at 5,814 participants.
Photo: Fact Mag

Following the conclusion of her recent solo show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Yoko Ono is planning an ambitious interactive performance in honor of her late husband and former Beatles member John Lennon, which will take place in the city’s Central Park.

The artist, who is well known for her peace activism, is inviting New Yorkers to participate in an attempt to form the largest ever human peace sign.

The event is scheduled to take place on October 6, three days before Lennon’s birthday, who would have turned 75 on October 9.

Ono and Lennon attracted a lot of attention for their 'bed in' in Amsterdam, 1969. Photo: National Archive, Den Haag via Wikimedia Commons

Ono and Lennon attracted a lot of attention for their ‘bed in’ in Amsterdam, 1969.
Photo: National Archive, Den Haag via Wikimedia Commons

Ono hopes to attract between 6,000 to 10,000 people to the event, and break the Guinness World Record, which currently stands at 5,814 people.

Time Magazine reported that Ono made the announcement outside New York city’s City Hall on Thursday. The artist held a Lennon sing-along with local schoolchildren and city officials to mark the occasion.

Following the announcement Ono took to Twitter to share a message of peace with her 4.7 million followers: “You don’t have to do much. Power works in mysterious ways. Visualize the domino effect. And just start thinking about PEACE,” she wrote.

According to the Los Angeles Times, prospective participants need to register online for the free event, which is open to all ages.

The project, aptly titled Imagine Peace, is organized by the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, a traveling non-profit which supports music education for young students.

The event is organized by the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, which encourages music participation. Photo: http://entertainment.analisadaily.com

The event is organized by the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, which encourages music participation.
Photo: http://entertainment.analisadaily.com

In the month leading up to Ono’s record-breaking attempt, the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus will be stationed at different locations in New York City, offering music education programs.

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