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Pussy Riot’s Diana Burkot & Alina Petrova @ UCSD 

Friday, November 17, 2023

Artist Talk
5:00 - 6:45 p.m.
SME 149, Structural & Materials Engineering, UC San Diego

Panel Discussion with participants of Womxn in Synth program
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
The LOFT, UC San Diego

The Department of Visual Arts and Department of Music invite you to 2 public events with the two members of Pussy Riot collective.

Alina Petrova and Diana Burkot, who are part of the “music brain” for the show “Riot Days” which will be performed live in San Diego on 18th of November. The show explores the history of the political arts and activism of the famous rhizomatic collective.

Pussy Riot is one of the most influential modern feminist punk art and music groups in Russia and beyond.10 years ago their radical interventions combined with ad hoc social media strategies triggered massive social and political changes in Russia. Besides developing a universally recognizable brand, the collective keeps its alignment with radical ideas of freedom.

Diana and Alina will share their first-person experiences of the history of Pussy Riot actions and the modern theatrical iteration of the collective, as well as general views on the role and possible strategies of independent artists in political context.

Alina and Diana will also join the panel discussion on the “Womxn in Synth” program led by the Department of Music at the LOFT.