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Voina: “Cop’s auto-da-fe, or Fucking Prometheus”

Die russische Voina-Gruppe zündelt wieder: “On December 31, 2011 at 23:25 Voina activists climbed over the fence to the yard of the police station №71 in St. Petersburg to hold an auto-da-fe for a police prisoner transport truck. The prison-on-wheels was set on fire with Molotov cocktails and totally burned down. Oleg Vorotnikov, Leonid Nikolayev, Natalia Sokol and other activists took part in the action. Cops didn’t succeed in arresting any of them. Alexei Plutser-Sarno’s statement: “Dear Russians, this action is a modest gift to all of you from the Voina Group. It’s a gift to all political prisoners of Russia: Philip Kostenko, Sergei Udaltsov, Taisia Osipova, Sergei Mokhnatkin, Vladimir Bukovsky and many others. We dedicate this action to the deceased heroic political prisoners Sergei Magnitsky, Anatoly Marchenko, Kronid Lyubarsky, Alexander Ginzburg, Andrei Sinyavsky, Yuri Galanskov, Yuli Daniel. Let’s destroy all prisons! Freedom to all political prisoners! Feds don’t fuck us – we fuck feds! Happy New Year, comrades!” Via: Mail

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  1. Martin B,

    Ist es auch streetart, wenn ich scheiben einschmeisse? nein?

  2. *A,

    Hallo Martin! Ja, auch das kann Kunst sein! Vgl. z.B. die Aktion von Gordon Matta-Clark “Window Blow out” (1976): http://www.tate.org.uk/research/tateresearch/tatepapers/07spring/images/attlee_fig16large.jpg

    “In December 1976, Matta-Clark was invited by the Institute of Architecture to exhibit together with the New York Five in the show Idea as Model. His proposal was to place in every window casement of the Institute a photograph of some old or new building from the South Bronx of which the windows had been broken and vandalized. This way, he wanted to comment on vandalism as the social reality of many ‘ideal’ urban schemes. In order to avoid the pure aesthetisation of the project, he got the permission to break some of the windows of the Institute. But after a late party, he returned in the exhibition and shot holes in all of the windows of the building. The Institute was outraged. His action was one more expression of range against the architectural machine of development. The shooting aimed to mimic the despairing delinquency behind the endemic vandalism in the city.”

  3. noch so einer,

    nicht zu vergessen der junge kunststudent kevin harman in edinburgh, der als diplom die scheibe einer galerie einschlug. wunderbares video: http://www.kevinharman.co.uk/brick.html
    hat sein diplom zwar nicht bekommen, aber das disqualifiziert die arbeit meines erachtens nach nicht..

    zu voina: da bekomm ich ja fast schon gänsehaut, die sind für mich DIE gruppe der letzten 2 jahre. alle arbeiten haben hand, fuss, kopf und eier (pardon).

  4. Martin B,,

    Touché – auch wenn das nicht ganz war, worauf ich hinauswollte :)

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