Anarchy and Peace with Penny Rimbaud of Crass Reply

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In this Noisey film ‘Get Out of Your Own Way,’ we join the anarcho-punk artist in the English countryside to talk life, zen, and World War I poet Wilfred Owen.

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Penny Rimbaud is a 73-year-old artist, poet, and activist who, in 1977—alongside Steve Ignorant—founded Crass: the most influential anarcho-punk group of the 20th century. For this punk, collective activism was just as important as the music. Additionally, as Rimbaud puts it, “we wanted to help people understand was a sense of autonomy and authenticity of the individual human soul.” These days Rimbaud lives in a farmhouse in the middle of the English countryside, alongside fellow Crass member, artist Gee Vaucher. Together the two continue dedicate their lives to art and literature; still adhering to and promoting Crass’ core values of anarchy, peace, vegetarianism, and anti-authoritarianism.

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