By lambert strether
Here is a super piece of artwork (original) from the Montreal red square “manifs” (manifestation, demonstration). I say “super” because I like funny and playful (and I also like strategies of civil resistance that lower barriers to entry so that “all walks of life” can participate, as they are so clearly doing here.) Be sure to use the scrollbar at the bottom to keep scrolling right, so you can see all the marchers in panorama!
[ARTWORK no longer functions; see original site: http://manif.aencre.org
To me, this artwork exemplifies the outpouring of creativity that we have also seen in Tahrir Square, Puerta del Sol, and Zucotti Park, and in many other places over the past year or so. I like to think the creativity is prefigurative.
Montreal readers will doubtless clue us all in to the iconography and deeper meanings!