Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova put up a bottle of her own blood for auction

Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova put up a bottle of her own blood for auction

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 32, known as a member of the Pussy Riot protest group and activist, is ready to present her new work to the public. She will auction her own blood.

The lot titled “Drink My Blood” includes a bottle of Tolokonnikova's blood, a bloody document of her release from prison in 2013, and a previously unreleased recording of Pussy Riot featuring Tolokonnikova titled “Anthem” …

Drink My Blood is a conceptual artwork that captures the brutality of the prison system and conveys Pussy Riot's experience in labor camps during two years of imprisonment. The Drink My Blood project is based on a true story: when the Pussy Riot were serving their time, I was forced to sew a police uniform, and I was often injured due to the fact that the prison did not maintain a safe working environment.

– presented her work herself Tolokonnikova.

Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova put up a bottle of her own blood for auction

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova put up a bottle of her own blood for auction

The auction will kick off on December 2 at 7:00 pm ET (3:00 AM in Moscow), run for 24 hours and look like a win-win lottery. A digital version of the bottle in the form of NFT is promised to everyone who participates in the auction, but the winner will receive a real bottle of blood and a digitized release document. The original itself, which is technically part of this work of art, will remain with Nadezhda for legal reasons.

Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova put up a bottle of her own blood for auction

I wanted to show this certificate of freedom to reflect the pain that every prisoner goes through,

– added Tolokonnikova.

Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova put up a bottle of her own blood for auction

Recall that Tolokonnikova gained worldwide fame in connection with the criminal prosecution for the Pussy Riot rally “Punk Prayer” Mother of God, Drive Putin Out! “, Which took place on February 21, 2012 in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Alekhina and Ekaterina Samutsevich were arrested.As a result, Nadezhda and Maria were sentenced to two years in a general regime colony, and Ekaterina's real term was changed to a suspended one.In December 2013, Tolokonnikova and Alekhina were released under an amnesty in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Constitution of the Russian Federation …

Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova put up a bottle of her own blood for auction

Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova put up a bottle of her own blood for auction

The Pussy Riot case was widely covered in the world media, and many Western celebrities, including Madonna, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Elijah Wood, Bjork, Paul McCartney and others, spoke out in defense of the defendants.

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