Posters on Feminism and Feminicides

About three years ago, the first collages féminicides appeared on house walls in Paris, quickly spread to over one hundred and fifty cities in France and eventually across Europe and beyond. The movement is organized as a collective, consists of intersectionally discriminated people want to remain anonymous. One of the original goals was to stick supportive messages for survivors and the relatives of victims on public walls, as these are not given enough attention by the institutional side. In the meantime, they also see the fight against femicides as a fight against intersectional structures of oppression. By sticking the black letters on a white background, they inscribe themselves in the continuity of feminist struggles that have been using this means for over two hundred and fifty years and, according to their own statement, reconquer the »hostile place« through the subversive act of posters.

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© fem_plak Berlin
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© fem_plak Berlin
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© fem_plak Berlin
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© fem_plak Berlin

However, it is up to the viewers themselves whether they regard the posters as aesthetic even if it isn‘t the intention: »The designation of an object as an artistic product often causes isolation from the world, from the field of action and, above all, from everyday life.« The posters are supposed to be political, they have revolutionary potential. The discourse is superior to the artistic appearance.

We don't take these photos in an artistic process, we don't stage our action. It is a necessity to archive our activism. Collages Fémicides Paris: Votre colère sur vos murs, 2021