May 15, 2021

Russian protest group Pussy Riot sells NFTs for latest single ‘Panic Attack’

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Russian punk feminist group Pussy Riot has released a new music video and is auctioning a series of four, non-fungible-tokens to accompany its release and raise funds for their art projects and local activism.

The group first rose to prominence in 2012 after staging a guerilla performance of an iconoclastic feminist punk song in Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral in protest against the Orthodox Church’s complicity with Vladimir Putin’s regime. Shortly after, the group’s members were arrested for “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” and later sentenced to two years in a penal colony. 

The music video for the group’s latest single, Panic Attack, features co-founder Nadya Tolokonnikova as an avatar journeying through a dystopian virtual wasteland, culminating in her battle with an ominous doppelgänger. Commenting on the video, Tolokonnikova said: 

“After serving 2 years in a labor camp, I’m still struggling with mental health issues. Trauma, fear and insecurity never fully go away, causing depression episodes and deep anxiety. ‘Panic Attack’ was born as the result of me staring at the wall for 24 hours in the middle of the pandemic, feeling 100% helpless.”

To Title: Russian protest group Pussy Riot sells NFTs for latest single ‘Panic Attack’
Sourced From: cointelegraph.com/news/russian-protest-group-pussy-riot-sells-nfts-for-latest-single-panic-attack
Published Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2021 09:28:57 +0000