There are 456 professions prohibited to women in Russia, and the necessity of voices speaking out against such policies is essential. If they do it by means of experimental electronic strangeness, even better. Pripoy is a group of women challenging the status quo with intense feminist performances, bound only by their wills and love of deconstructing sound. The video to the right (as well as the below audio) is from their recent art/research project performed in Minsk. Titled “What Gender Is An Employee?”, it’s an examination of gender stereotypes and legal labor boundaries, as well as a gorgeously discordant sonic journey.
“Drill, blender, knife, sand paper, hummer — things don’t care what gender you are.”