Influence with Damian Bradfield
Nadya Tolokonnikova on Activism, Art and Accepting Vulnerability
Nadya Tolokonnikova brought Russian punk feminism into existence with the creation of Pussy Riot, a music group and conceptual art piece in one. The Putin government put her in jail for two years after one of her performances. Despite the risks, she's spent the past decade working at the intersection of art and activism.
In our latest episode, Tolokonnikova speaks with Damian about what's happened since the early days of Pussy Riot, why she believes in NFTs and the growth of digital art, and her emotional growth and current projects, including a unique performance she has planned at Chernobyl.