Sacrilege or Revelation? Pussy Riot in Russian Orthodox Protest Culture

  • Dasha Filippova

Abstract

The paper discusses problems in the translation of Pussy Riot across ideological paradigms, as exemplified with the phenomenon of celebratory reenactments and protests in support of Pussy Riot in two case studies in Chicago. The paper brings to the table questions about context-specific nature of political art and activism and offers a comparative application of religious and protest aesthetics, through the discussion of anarchism within Russian Orthodoxy and the transfiguration of sacrilege into revelation in the performance of Pussy Riot. This paper is situated in conversation with issues in cultural, visual and contextual translation, as well as post-colonial discourse and the politics of representation.
Published
2014-04-03
How to Cite
FILIPPOVA, Dasha. Sacrilege or Revelation? Pussy Riot in Russian Orthodox Protest Culture. Utah Foreign Language Review, [S.l.], v. 21, apr. 2014. ISSN 2165-4905. Available at: <http://epubs.utah.edu/index.php/uflr/article/view/1176>. Date accessed: 21 aug. 2017.

Keywords

Pussy Riot, Protests, Protest Culture