Pussy’s Riot punk Gebet

On February 21st, 2012, five members of the Pussy’s Riot Movement performed “A Punk Prayer” at Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior, a protest event that would not only affect members of the feminist punk collective forever, but place Russian’s human rights violations in the global spotlight. Though it was cut short by security officials, the incident was caught on film and eventually turned into the official music video for “A Punk Prayer”. The Swiss theologist and musicologist Beat A. Föllmi, professor at the Faculty of Protestant Theology in Strasburg (France), studies for us (in German language) all aspects of this performance, at the intersection of the arts and politics.