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KOLLEKTIVNYE DEYSTVIYA (COLLECTIVE ACTIONS). THE DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL THE ACTIONS, Photo and Video

JOURNEYS TO THE COUNTRYSIDE. VOLUME TEN

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SCHIZOANALYTIC SITES OF MOSCOW AND MOSCOW REGION –

most frequently the “particularly heavy semantic expanses” of the delusional (paranoid) branch of the theory of expositional/demonstrational semiotic fields, going beyond the bounds of the literary and discursively elaborated system of “inspirators.”

For example, two of these (unlike the well-established SPMMR [the Russian acronym is ShMMiMO] of “VDNKh” [The Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy, today the All-Russian Exhibition Center]) are almost completely entrenched in the collective unconscious and are today completely destroyed: 1) The “CAGE WITH PEACOCKS” in the Main Botanical Garden used to be located in the grove not far from the old greenhouse to its north-east; inspired the “peacock” discourse of Soviet charisma (destroyed in the 1980s). 2) “AMONG DWARFS AND GIANTS” on the Prospekt Mira between two sculptures by Mukhina – “We Are for Peace” and “The Worker and the Collective Farm Girl”; inspired the folkloric and the “anthropomorphic” discourse of Soviet and new-Russian charismas (the sculpture “We Are for Peace” was removed from its place in the 1990s). The third SPMMR [ShMMiMO] was Cafe “Moment” (CA’s “sewage” inspirator stage; see the essay “Earth Works”) bears the most relation to the schizoanalytic discourse of CA and is the least entrenched in the total semiosis of the collective unconscious (Cafe “Moment” seemed to have been built on top of a sewer well on the hill between the movie theater “Kosmos” and the beginning of Kondratiuka Street in the 1980s; in the 1990s, it became an obviously criminal place, a gathering place for deaf-mutes who dealt, most likely, in narcotics; it was closed down in December 1998). The fourth SPMMR [ShMMiMO] is the “Williams Institute of Forages” (located in Moscow Region, near Lobna; the institute is the owner of Kievogorsky field, where many of CA’s actions were carried out) – it is a CA inspirator that is located near Moscow. The so-called “Triangle of Rostokino” occupies a particular place on the SPMMR [ShMMiMO] map. It includes the factory “Krasnyi Bogatyr’” [The Red Bogatyr], the University of Linguistics, and the “Indian Libraries” – the former Nekrasov Libraries of the Languages of the Peoples of the USSR.

SPMMR [ShMMiMO] is an open system that is continuously supplemented with elements in the course of advancing “schizoanalytic tourism.”

From conversations and letters of the 1980s and 1990s.

The Dictionary of Terms of the Moscow Conceptualist School (from the section “The Terms of A. Monastyrski”).

Note:

Among the six maps of SPMMR [ShMMiMO] included as well is a map of the area of VDNKh with the Pavilions of Rabbit Husbandry and Hunting (the latter of which burned down in 2005).

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photo - Hunting Pavillion place

An important place in Moscow is the statue of Griboedov in Chistye Prudy with the figures of the characters of Woe from Wit (it is precisely there that the most active social life has taken place of late).

And in general, “conceptuality” [umozritel’nost’; there is a direct link here to Griboedov’s title, Woe from Wit, which in Russian is Gore ot uma. –trans.] is a key term for the Russian mentality (and thus “woe” is a result of this conceptuality, when it has to do with reality). Most likely, this mentality is the result of the influence of the icon painting tradition, which is built precisely on conceptualism [umozritel’nost’]. In this sense, it is also related to Moscow Conceptualism, which is similarly built on those principles of conceptual structure [imozritel’nogo konstruirovaniia].

Ravenna and Weimar are two West-European SPMMRs. In Ravenna (in addition to the Mausoleum of Theodoric and the rest) is located the tomb of Dante:

the tomb of Dante

 

In Weimar is the Mausoleum of Goethe and Schiller:

In Weimar is the Mausoleum of Goethe and Schiller

Built on to this mausoleum (wall to wall) is the Russian Orthodox Chapel of Mary Magdalene, near which is the tomb of the archbishop Sabinin (who was the first to translate Pushkin into German).

Aside from this, Weimar also contains Nietzsche's archive, Liszt's house, the Hotel Elephant, and Buchenwald.

MOSCOW CONCEPTUALISM

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