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