Act 49 Experimentica 2012:UNSEEN,Chapter,Cardiff

Chapter has commissioned the first collective  and multi-lingual recitation in Wales as part of Experimentica 2012: Unseen. Experimentica is a key event for the presentation of new performance and interdisciplinary projects across installation, film, video, sound art, dance and theatre. The Festival takes place between 21-25 November.

Breakfast meeting for Co-Recitors 10.00am , Saturday 24 November, The Studio , Chapter
 12 noon, Saturday 24 November, The Studio, Chapter
Chapter, Market Road Canton Cardiff CF5 1QE | Heol y Farchnad Treganna Caerdydd CF5 1QE

Please scroll down for information in Welsh and English on how to take part, to see the Recitor’s list and messages on the forum.
Further information is on Chapter’s website and 
Facebook page and if you are interested in taking part please contact  

Datganiad Cyffredinol o Hawliau Dynol / Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Please Click on the image to download bi-lingual flyer/poster

To download the above flyer in English and Welsh as an A1 poster or A3 folded flyer please click here
To download the Act 49 edition of the Act of Memory performance poster in Welsh , in A4 – A0 print sizes, please click here
To find out how to fold the flyer and to find the UDHR in different languages and formats including Plain English And British Sign Language
 please follow this link
To see documentation from previous recitations please click on the tab above ‘Acts 01-50′ and scroll down or visit

We are looking for voluntary Performers/Co-Recitors to learn and recite from memory individual Articles from the Declaration, in your preferred language, to present a recitation of the entire Declaration with artist Monica Ross. The UDHR is translated into 385 languages and to date more than 400 people have taken part in this work in over 50 languages. Although the text remains the same, each voice gives its own context and we are encouraging participants to celebrate the diversity of languages spoken in Cardiff and Wales. We are inviting groups and individuals to take part in this unique event at Chapter. Please join us for a workshop with Monica Ross at 7pm on Thursday 01 November, where she will talk about the project and outline how it will work at Chapter. The performance will take place at 12 noon on Saturday 24 November.

Call for Welsh Speaking Participants

Pen-blwydd: Gweithred o Gofio

Galw am gyfranwyr sy’n siarad Cymraeg

Mae Experimentica yn ddigwyddiad allweddol sy’n cyflwyno perfformiadau a phrosiectau rhyngddisgyblaethol newydd ym meysydd celfyddyd weledol, ffilm, fideo, celfyddyd sain, dawns a theatr. Mae’r ŵyl yn cael ei chynnal rhwng 21 a 25 Tachwedd a bydd rhagor o wybodaeth ar gael ar ein gwefan yn fuan:

Fel rhan o’r ŵyl eleni rydym wedi comisiynu prosiect o’r enw ‘Pen-blwydd – Gweithred o Gofio,’ cyfres o berfformiadau mewn 60 act, fydd yn canolbwyntio ar bwysigrwydd a pherthnasedd y Datganiad Cyffredinol o Hawliau Dynol.

Bydd yn cynnwys perfformwyr gwirfoddol a fydd yn dysgu ac yn adrodd o gof Erthyglau unigol o’r Datganiad, yn eu dewis iaith, er mwyn ffurfio’r Datganiad cyfan ar y cyd â’r artist Monica Ross. Mae’r Datganiad Cyffredinol o Hawliau Dynol wedi ei gyfieithu i 385 o ieithoedd ac, hyd yn hyn, mae mwy na 400 o bobl wedi cymryd rhan yn y gwaith hwn mewn mwy na 50 o ieithoedd. Er nad yw’r testun yn newid, mae pob llais yn cyfrannu ei gyd-destun ei hun ac rydym yn annog cyfranogwyr i ddathlu amrywiaeth ieithyddol Caerdydd a Chymru.

Rydym yn gwahodd grwpiau ac unigolion i gymryd rhan yn y digwyddiad unigryw hwn yn Chapter. Ymunwch â ni am weithdy gyda Monica Ross am 7pm ar ddydd Iau, 1 Tachwedd, lle bydd hi’n siarad am y prosiect ac yn amlinellu sut y bydd yn mynd ati i weithio yn Chapter. Caiff y perfformiad dilynol ei gynnal ar ganol dydd, ddydd Sadwrn, 24 Tachwedd.

Caiff pob darn adrodd ei ffurfio mewn modd unigryw gan y cynhyrchwyr a’r adroddwyr fydd yn ei gyflwyno. Er bod y testun – a’r dyheadau a restrir oddi mewn iddo – yn ddigyfnewid, mae’r amrywiaeth o leisiau, sydd yn adrodd y geiriau mewn gwahanol ieithoedd, yn golygu bod pob perfformiad yn benodol i’w briod gymuned a chyd-destun. Caiff pob darn adrodd ei gofnodi hefyd a’i bostio ar-lein fel archif agored y gellir ei rannu’n rhwydd â chymuned ehangach ar

In the run up to the recitation we’ll gradually update the list of Co-Recitors below. Recitors in all languages are welcome. Please choose an Article that matters to you, and more than one recitation of each article, especially in different languages, is very welcome.

Act 47 12.00 Noon, Saturday 24 November 2012

Preamble / Rhagair  Monica Ross English
Article / Erthygyl 1   Jenny Ayres  English 
Article / Erthygyl 
Article / Erthygyl 3   Melissa Hinkin Welsh 
Article / Erthygyl 3   Delaine Le Bas  English  
Article / Erthygyl 4   Ellwyn Male English        
Article / Erthygyl 5   Claire Prosser English   
Article / Erthygyl 5   Freya Dooley English   
Article / Erthygyl 
Article / Erthygyl 
Article / Erthygyl 
Article / Erthygyl 9   Cathy Gordon English
Article / Erthygyl 9   Chris Beaumont Catalan   
Article / Erthygyl 10 
Article / Erthygyl 11 
Article / Erthygyl 12  Chris Beaumont Castilian 
Article / Erthygyl 13  Damian le Bas English Romani
Article / Erthygyl 14  
Article / Erthygyl 15   Delaine Le Bas English
Article / Erthygyl 15   Delaine Le Bas English Romani 
Article / Erthygyl 16   Kathryn Ashill Welsh 
Article / Erthygyl 17 
Article / Erthygyl 18 
Article / Erthygyl 19   Sara Rees English
Article / Erthygyl 19   Magda Miranda Portuguese 
Article / Erthygyl 20 
Article / Erthygyl 21   Rabab Ghazoul
Article / Erthygyl 22 
Article / Erthygyl 23 
Article / Erthygyl 24   Damian le Bas Vlax Romani  
Article / Erthygyl 25.1   Adele Stuart English
Article / Erthygyl 25.2   Ioan Welsh  
Article / Erthygyl 26      Lesley Blower English
Article / Erthygyl 26.2   Tiff Oben English    
Article / Erthygyl 27      Claire Prosser English   
Article / Erthygyl 28 
Article / Erthygyl 29.1   Rea Dennis English
Article / Erthygyl 30
To download an act of memory poster in Welsh, produced to mark Act 49, click on the image
Versions in English, Portuguese, Catalan and Spanish can be found here
The posters can be printed in A4-A0 paper sizes.
photos of UDHR flyers and posters Bernard G Mills

8 Responses to “ Act 49 Experimentica 2012:UNSEEN,Chapter,Cardiff ”

  1. lesley on 26/11/2012 at 08:47

    to all involved on Saturday a big hug!
    what a great occasion, it was very moving and far more than just individual people reading short pieces.
    A wonderful energy and there was a real sense of achievement.
    it was lovely to meet so many good people – what a way to start the weekend.
    take care all and to Monica good luck with your amazing work and vision.

  2. monica on 19/11/2012 at 17:07

    Dear Chris,
    Thank you very much – it’s great that you can do 2 Articles in different languages. By coincidence there are equivalent flyers ( to the one above in English and Welsh) which can be downloaded in Catalan and .. Castilian on these pages:
    As at Chapter there will be a collective recitation in Girona on 01 December and it is likely that it will substantially be spoken in Catalan. Meantime the project’s performance posters in Welsh and Catalan have just been on a journey together to Madrid and can be downloaded here:
    looking forward to meeting you on Saturday!

  3. monica on 09/11/2012 at 11:21

    hi all,
    To mark Act 49, please find a link above to an edition of the act of memory performance poster in Welsh. It can be downloaded in any A size from A4-A0. you can see a photo of these posters here:

  4. lesley on 08/11/2012 at 15:11

    Hi Monica
    Thank you for the reply – it’s a huge challenge I know and i really hoped to do a shorter one but education is so close to my heart so I just had to try it!

    I also chose it as a mark of my respect towards Malala Yousafzai who seems quite fearless – so how can I be afraid of having some words to learn?

    Thank you so much for your inspiring talk last week

    Kind regards

  5. monica on 08/11/2012 at 13:48

    you’ve done it lesley! thanks so much- Article 26 is quite a demand to memorise but so important, thank you.

    Article 26
    1. Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
    2. Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.
    3. Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.

  6. Melissa on 03/11/2012 at 12:01

    Hi Monica,

    Thank you so much for your wonderful introduction to the project the ‘Anniversary -an act of memory’ on the 1st of November. I have been thinking about the act in which i woud like to recite for the event on 24th, and Article 3 stood out for me. The article is short, yet direct and encompases the fundamental basic rights of all humans – ‘Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person’. I would like to recite the article in my second language Welsh.

    I look forward to the 24th!

    • monica on 04/11/2012 at 11:22

      Dear Melissa,
      it will be wonderful to hear this article spoken in Welsh. as you say , article 3 is concise and fundamental and also the right that profoundly underpins the origin of this entire work- thank you very much and very much look forward to working with you on the 24th.

  7. monica on 02/11/2012 at 23:13

    Thanks very much to everyone who came to the talk and discussion last night. It was great to meet you and look forward to seeing you at Experimentica and for breakfast at 10am on the 24th November before the performance.