Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Free the Pussy Riot


Free Pussy Riot: I've seen this poster I've seen in several parts of town over the last couple of  weeks.
I quite enjoy seeing street art joining the free speech defense movement.

Libérez les Pussy Riot  : j'ai vu cette affiche en plusieurs points de la ville ces dernières semaines. J'aime assez que  le street art se mêle de défense des libertés.

26 comments:

Muriel said...

hé oui! Mais les deux qui ont été prises sur le fait dans l'église vont partir pour deux ans au goulag. La troisième avait déjà été interceptée alors elle est relâchée.

Nathalie said...

Oui Muriel, j'ai moi aussi entendu ce verdict ce soir. Je pense tout de même qu'il peut encore se passer beaucoup de choses dans les deux ans à venir. Il ne faut pas relâcher la pression.

Stefan Jansson said...

I totally agree with you. One of the girls have been released now.

Olivier said...

le retour a la base du street art, la revendication...et la preuve que toutes les "democraties" ne sont pas toutes egales entre elles

Bob Crowe said...

I saw a cartoon in the last few days of Putin and Berlusconi sitting together in the Kremlin. Putin leans over and says, "Silvio! What are you doing here? I didn't expect you." Berlusconi whispers back, "I heard there was free pussy in Moscow."

Crude but sharp.

Collart Thierry said...

C'est Mireille Mathieu qu'il faudrait envoyer au goulag... :-)
Plus sérieusement, cette histoire démontre bien, si besoin en était, que le régime de Poutine reste une dictature.

Siddhartha Joshi said...

This is a fantastic shot...I liked it too :)

Anonymous said...

Je crois avoir vu des versions de ce pochoir en vente au magasin Keep Fire de la rue des Teinturiers. Par contre c'est vrai que c'est un peu passé d'actualité depuis la libération de l'une d'elle !

mainzdailyphoto.com said...

I'd comment, but I daren't....

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Pierre BOYER said...

Il ne faut pas les oublier....

Pierre

jeandler said...

Le street art s'encadre dans la réalité de tous les jours.

Thérèse said...

Bon c'est une drôle d'histoire...

Virginia said...

I love it when you're "edgy"! :) Avignon still calls my name. I hope I will get there one day.
V

claude said...

J'ai bien un commentaire à faire, mais mois aussi je préfère le garder pour moi.

Nathalie said...

Mainz & Virginia - I must admit that the term "free pussy riot" sounds extremely edgy in English if you don't know who the Pussy Riot group is.

I contemplated writing "Free the Pussy Riot", which would have been clearer, but then I decided to stick to the original message as it appears in Avignon. Such is the fate of international slogans: they don't necessarily translate well. Such is also the risk of using a language that isn't your native tongue (English in France in this case) : the message may end up sounding pretty hilarious to native speakers.

free pussy said...

A la fois c'est "Free Pussy Riot" partout, même Amnesty International l'a écrit comme ça... C'est un peu le but de jouer sur le double sens, ça s'appelle de l'humour...

louciao said...

I hope no one makes any catty remarks.

mirae said...

HEllo Nathalie, awesome photo! again Avignon speaks in the streets.

Well my comment here will be a bit rambling and dreamy.

I beleive in freedom of speech as far as we can take that.

If this band had performed their number on their own stage and not in a cathedral then I would be backing them up one hundred percent.
apparently, as stated by the one member that was released they are going to continue with their protests.well they are courageous and I wish them luck.
anyway back to my opinion on this. Yes freedom of speech is good but so is freedom of worship. and people who attend this cathedral have a right to worship in an environment that is respectful.
this performance is not acceptable or respectful for the cathedral.if this was allowed then what next in the cathedral.Religion ceremony is founded on ritual and this is blasphemy.

Ifeel that it is fair to give legal consequences for their actions.but to cage them up like animals I do not agree with.But then the entire penal system is brought to light here.
In Canada, especially with youth offenders community work is often given instead of incarceration.The offenders often find that they prefer to help the community then to destroy it.
in a case like this, (well this is a dream) but it would be nice if the band could perform a concert and give the money to charity of the orthodox church.or they could be fined with the funds going to the church. but yes to lock them up like animals just doesnt seem to fit.

Vive le Freedom of SPEEch!!!!!!
Vive le Freedom to Worship!!!!!

wonderful presentation Nathalie.

(Religion can be a farce but it doesnt have to be. Some people gain a lot strength from religion and religion gives a lot to charity.Ok you dont have to have religion to give charity but you cant knock the church for when it does!

mirae said...

ps, I think their name is beside the point. they have chosen a name with strong sexual overtones. they are a rock band and so I feel that it is appropriate. If people want to play with this in a serious case like this I probably dont think it is the best idea, because this is a serious case of justice vs. injustice and to add humour to this kind of suffering I don't feel is appropriate.

mirae said...

ps, I think their name is beside the point. they have chosen a name with strong sexual overtones. they are a rock band and so I feel that it is appropriate. If people want to play with this in a serious case like this I probably dont think it is the best idea, because this is a serious case of justice vs. injustice and to add humour to this kind of suffering I don't feel is appropriate.

Thérèse said...

Amusant les commentaires! Quand on ne lit pas les nouvelles, voici ce qui se passe... :-)

mirae said...

and for Louciao I would like to add meoooooooooooooooooooooow.

Françoise Dumon said...

J'aime particulièrement la superposition des affiches, la force de l'art, qu'il soit urbain ou non. Si cela peut faire changer les choses...

Lislandais said...

Heureux que vous fassiez partie de ces femmes qui partagent ce point de vue.
Las, sont-elles si nombreuses ? On peut en douter au regard des ventes que réalise ce magazine.
Merci pour le commentaire.

Jilly said...

Absolutely agree. Can't be sure but I think one of those girls in Russia has been released. Not sure tho, perhaps I imagined it.

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