Nikita / 2011
Nikita
"Nikita" is based on Nikita Khrushchev's shoe-banging incident, which allegedly occurred during the 902nd Plenary Meeting of the UN General Assembly, New York, October 12th, 1960. Infuriated by Lorenzo Sumulong's speech which accused the Soviet Union of having "swallowed up" Eastern Europe and deprived the population of "the free exercise of their civil and political rights", Khrushchev pounded his shoe on his delegate desk in protest.
Nikita
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video documentation / 96 X 48 X 50 inches / particleboard, shoe, motor, gear, food cans
Nikita
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