69 Turtles in Shanghai
Save The World consists of twelve interventions worldwide, during which TINKEBELL. shows us what happens when we force our (Western) view of the world on other cultures. 69 Turtles is TINKEBELL.'s third intervention. By buying the animals and releasing them into a protected pond, she secured the turtles' lives and kept them way out of reach of sharp-knifed, Chinese chefs. But besides denouncing the serving of - to us - beloved pets, TINKEBELL. also takes a critical stance towards her (and our) own practice of freeing animals that, in some cultures, are meant to be eaten.
We will be screening a short film by Jan de Bruin, who followed TINKEBELL. during the preparations and execution of her intervention in Shanghai.
The corporation critical Yes Men will prepare some world saving snacks to go with the presentation. Also, everyone is invited to participate in a big lottery: profits will benefit future Save The World ventures. Publicist Pieter Hilhorst will moderate the evening’s debate.
The presentation of Save The World - 69 Turtles in Shanghai (2011) takes place at Mediamatic BANK, Vijzelstraat 68. Doors open at 20:00. Entrance fee: €7.50. You can buy your tickets on the website.