kirsty boyle :: robotics artist

labor day in zurich

Just experienced Labor Day demonstrations here in Zurich. From my apartment on Langstrasse I took these photos:

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To begin with everyone seemed pretty relaxed..

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Then things got a little crazy, there was lots of tear gas and rubber bullets.

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And the riot police appeared in full force…

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But notice in the background the cafe continues trading, its business as usual.

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My favourite memory of the day was seeing this disabled person demonstrating, he was fully prepared even wearing knee pads.


New Media Art Award 2012
03.08 - 04.11 2012
Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia

artist in residence
01.10 - 31.12 2012
Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland
supported by the City of Zurich