About the Carnival of the Oppressed Feelings
On Saturday October 28, during the Carnival of the Oppressed Feelings people marched from the Bijlmerbajes to Dam square, thus uniting refugees, artists, organizations and anyone interested. With this performative demonstration, Russian artist Gluklya (Natalia Pershina-Yakimanskaya), in co-operation with TAAK, wanted to make a statement to welcome refugees, but also give them a face and a voice in the public domain. The costumes, especially made for the carnival, expressed the fears and frustrations newcomers experience in a strange country while the carnival itself served as an outlet for oppressed emotions. more www.taak.me