An account of the action Installation Auerbakh (SEH-2)
Andrei Monastyrski invited me to make an object or several objects for a KD action. I was supposed to come to Losinyi Ostrov park and leave these objects in the appointed place in the forest. I picked an old gilded frame from Soviet times. I sawed this frame apart into six different pieces, in accordance with the number of members in Collective Actions.
On October 3, German Titov and I arrived at the appointed place where the prepared pieces of the frame were glued and hung by me on different trees around the main KD tree.
The choice of the old gilded frame in six parts as a metaphor for the members of KD I can explain this way: having received an invitation to a place inaccessible to me as an outside person where a KD action would take place, I could not leave something personal, in the same way that I could not allude to specific KD actions for example, not being a part of them. That is why I chose to simply “frame” ahead of time and in my own way the place of the future action with a golden frame. The result was a spatial installation, since the pieces of the frame were “thrown up” on the different trees around the main KD tree, and they grew like tree mushrooms from trunks and others peeked out from behind them.
On October 4, after the KD action had taken place, I returned to this spot. There I discovered on the main KD tree a little frame with a photograph of the Golden Ear fountain. On a nearby cluster of 6 trees, I fairly quickly discovered 6 little frames with photographs of KD members.