Launching of the publication 'I FEAR NOTHING' on November 2012
I FEAR NOTHING
because I have nothing
'I Fear Nothing' is a collection of photographs of protest signs used in a demonstration in Lisbon on 2011, which led to the occupation of the Parliament staircase.
On October 15, the Spanish indignados movement called for a day of global protest. The movement had got its second wind in September, with the "Occupy Wall Street" mass demonstrations in New York. In Lisbon, the protest named "October 15, Democracy goes out!" began with a march across the city. But at 6.30 pm, the protesters invaded the staircase of the Parliament and used them as an amphitheatre to organize a general assembly. Several hours later, as only a few protesters were still camping in front of the stairs, meanwhile recaptured by the police, the empty streets surrounding the Parliament were full of placards that had been held during the demonstration.
Months after, we found a slingshot in a tourist shop with the name ‘Portugal’ engraved on the handle. We decided to make a picture and print it as poster of this found object and called it ‘Souvenir’.
One year after, on November 2012, the night before Angela Merkel arrives to Lisbon for a 6 hours visit, we made a publication with this images and launched it gluing the ‘Souvenir’ posters on the streets of Lisbon.