Lichtfilm left

Submit to FacebookSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn

Pyotr Pavlensky with sewn 0In 2012, the Russian performance artist Petr Pavlensky attracted international attention when he sewed his mouth shut with a coarse thread to demonstrate his solidarity with the convicted members of Pussy Riot. According to Pavlensky, political artists in Putin's Russia are being robbed of their voice and condemned to silence.

Frau weintWhen Chen Si arrived in the industrial city of Nanjing 20 years ago from a small village, another migrant worker helped him get his footing and find work. He reminded this one Sunday when Chen Si, while walking across the great bridge of the city, crossed paths with a crying man about to commit suicide. Since then, Chen Si spends his weekends patrolling the bridge keeping his eyes open for lonely, desperate people.