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Music Video Of The Day: 45 By The Last Kiss Goodnight

The alt rock band Last Kiss Goodnight have released a new single called ’45’. With this new release the band tries to highlight how things have changed politically in the U.S. since Trump came into power.

According to their press release ’45’ is not just about the incumbent U.S. president: “At a time when the climate in the United States is overcast by division, we feel that a song and video depicting the direction of our country is appropriate,” said lead singer Ray Patrick. “It’s about much more than our current President. It is about how deeply divided America feels in its current state of the relentless propaganda machine that is social media. We Americans are continuously spoon-fed visual chaos by the media and have developed an addiction to the binary methods in which we have grown accustomed.”

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Online Session: Know Your Artistic Rights – Digital Censorship And Artivism Online

According to their online statement, the Oslo World Festival is about bringing the Norwegian capital to the world and the world to Oslo. Our colleagues at Freemuse will hold an interesting online session tomorrow, Monday the 26th of October:

“Join us tomorrow for Freemuse session at 12:00 CET during the Oslo World

Together with musician Ferhat Tunç Offıcial, Jan Lothe Eriksen from Safemuse and Freemuse Advocacy and Campaigns Officer Paige Collings we will talk about digital censorship and artivism online.

Participate online for free! The link for online access will be available here on Monday ➡️ https://bit.ly/3dTceWT

You can find the programme here ➡️ https://bit.ly/3kuaKoe

Cover image taken from Freemuse’s Facebook post

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Artists Lend Their Voices To A New Documentary About Protest Art

If you recall statues of a naked Donald Trump popping up across cities in the US then you might have heard of the anonymous protest art collective Indecline. For the past few years the group has been collecting footage that now has turned into a 45 minute long documentary.

One unnamed representative for the group told Rolling Stone that “What was once set up to be a deep dive into the history of resistance art, soon became a ‘call to action.’”. Via Rolling Stone’s large platform the documentary can now exclusively be streamed in full.

Throughout the film we get a reminder of the stunningly creative, elaborate and always illegal protest art that Indecline has made like renting a room at Trump tower only to create a prison inside that room filled with rats and a Trump impersonator. Lending their voices to share their thoughts on protest art are some protest musicians such as Tom Morello, Moby, Fat Mike and Nadya Tolokonnikova among many more.

Damien Echols, who was wrongfully sent to death row as one of the West Memphis Three, speaks of how protest art literally helped save him from a state ordered execution.

Art and humour have long lived together as well. The film clearly shows how humour is necessary to get a message across. After all, humour is closely related to positivity – and kindness. One of the representatives of Indecline, when interviewed, has a cop in the background who is tied up on a chair. The Indecline representative quickly asks the cop if he is ok before continuing to answer the questions.

The film is directed by Colin Day who directed Saving Banksy. Banksy is another artist who’s work is documented in the film for his creative graffiti that has caught the attention (and inspired resistance) around the whole world.

Original photo credits: ©Hannah Verbeuren

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