Monday, November 11, 2013

Meanwhile, at The Red Square in Moscow...

Pyotr Pavlensky, a Russian performance artist, today stripped naked and nailed his scrotum to a Red Square cobblestone. The performance is called "Freeze".
The artist sitting naked outside Lenin's Mausoleum in
Moscow, Russia, before police covered him with a blanket.
The Saint Petersburg-based artist said in a statement posted on the Grani.ru website that he was trying to draw attention to Russian society's development into a 'police state'.
Update 11/12/13: The video is taken down by YouTube with a peculiar statement of reasons.

Pyotr now faces up to 15 days of administrative arrest for disorderly conduct.

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    1. *OOOOOOOOOOOUCHHHHHHH* would seem more like it ;)

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  2. Ok yes I understand the reason but this is just nuts and won't change a thing!

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    1. Nah, most likely not, but it is a powerful statement all the same, in all it's self mutilating brutality.

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