License to Kill, License to Expose Killings

November 26, 2012

Only blocks away from London’s upscale department store Harrods and its James Bond window display, Julian Assange is holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy, prompting artist Thierry Geoffroy to ask, “Which spy is the hero, and which the criminal?”

“The modern James Bond, the real one, is a prisoner in this building,” says Thierry Geoffroy, pointing to the Ecuadorian embassy where Julian Assange has been holed up since June. Unable to leave for fear of arrest and extradition to Sweden, where he faces charges of rape and sexual assault, the WikiLeaks founder is effectively trapped. In this video, License to Kill, License to Expose Killings, Geoffroy shuffles between Assange’s London asylum and the famous department store Harrods—currently lined with Skyfall advertisements and James Bond window displays—to ask which spy’s actions should be condemned and which should be praised.