Across from the Parliament Building in Reykjavik, there is a sculpture called the “The Black Cone, Monument to Civil Disobedience.” On January 20, 2012, almost two years ago, Santiago Sierra split a huge rock using a black cone. The performance and the resulting sculpture represent the impact small acts of necessary civil disobedience and citizen protests can accomplish. In honor of his sculpture, here a few less dramatic protests I have spotted around the city.
As I recently explained, “kolkrabbin” (the octopus) is the term dissenting locals use for the collective body of bankers and other capitalist big wigs. I’ve seen three or four different, but clearly related, designs of these wheat paste posters. There seems to be something like half dozen of each design spread around Reykjavik 101 and surrounding zip codes.
[The photos in this post are scans of unedited film shots taken by me with a Canon EOS Rebel 2000.]