Ducking Stool, 2012

 

'Let's Start a Pussy Riot'

In 2012 Challenger was asked to contribute to a new protest book in conjunction with the then imprisoned Russian punk rock group 'Pussy Riot'. The book is published by Rough Trade Records and was launched at Yoko Ono's 'Meltdown' festival at the South Bank Centre in 2013. Tamsyn is one of several contributors including Yoko Ono, Judy Chicago, Carolee Schneemann and several rock and punk musicians. Challenger is the only artist that produced a new sculptural work for the book which consists of a highly coloured ('Pussy Riot' shades) fully operational ducking stool, shown for the first time as part of Monoculture.