Archive russia

Video
Screen Shot 2014-02-05 at 10.39.02 AM
Pussy Riot takes to ‘Colbert’ to remind us that Russia sucks
Video

A few weeks ago, Russian feminist punk rock protest group Pussy Riot was freed from a Siberian prison camp. The trio was originally arrested after performing in a Russian Church and was incarcerated under the charge of “hooliganism” (leading to a fascinating film). Last night, the band appeared on “The Colbert Report,” because if anyone is almost as good at hating on Putin, it’s political funny man Stephen Colbert. More

Music
pussyriotmoscow
Russian feminist punks Pussy Riot in key, on message in film
Music

From Christian Marclay’s video loops to Laurie Anderson’s violin-record player, the Institute of Contemporary Art isn’t necessarily the first place to go if you want to hear music that you can hum. That’s because within the contemporary art world, music seeks to be more than just melodies and words. It seeks to be transcendent. That can be said for Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar or nearly everything about the way Michael Jackson danced. It certainly can be said for feminist Russian punk collective Pussy Riot, which is the subject of the new documentary “Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer,” screening tonight at 7 p.m. at the ICA (the last film in its series “Art Over Politics,” which has centered on the crucial relationship between contemporary art and politics). More