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

JOURNEYS TO THE COUNTRYSIDE. VOLUME NINE

MURANOVO – SAFARINO. Photo of the performance by Collective Actions (KD)

103. MURANOVO – SAFARINO

Having arrived at Muranovo, N. Panitkov put on some large black felt boots ("valenki"). Black material was wrapped around the left felt boot. A laminated print of text (size of the sheet was 3.6 х 11 сm) was attached to the outer side of the right felt boot. The text on the print consisted of 8 lines from the final part of the article "The Log Carrier" ("Brevnotaska") taken from the volume 6 ("Botoshani - Variolit") of the Big Soviet Encyclopaedia, year of publication: 1951.

Accompanied by S. Romashko and A. Monastyrski, N. Panitkov climbed up the snow covered hill and then took off the right felt boot (with the text) and put on instead a grey felt boot, which had some black material wrapped around it. Having left the black felt boot with the text, on the hill in Muranovo, the group got into cars and moved to the village of Safarino (situated at the distance of five kilometres to the east of Muranovo).

In Safarino N. Panitkov took the black material off the left felt boot, thus exposing the laminated print with the text that was attached to the outer side of the boot. The size of the sheet with the printed text was 11 х 19 сm. Apart from the text, the print also contained a photograph, portraying the main part of the article "The Log Carrier" ("Brevnotaska") from the Big Soviet Encyclopaedia.

Having walked away from the spectators to a distance of approximately 50 metres along the snow covered field, N. Panitkov (who was accompanied by S. R. and A.M.) took off the left black felt boot, which had the text and the photograph attached to it. He left the felt boot in the field on the snow and then instead of it he put on the second grey felt boot.

Having returned from the field and back towards the spectators, N. Panitkov took the black material from the right grey felt boot (nothing was attached to the felt boot under the material) and thus it became apparent that he was wearing two grey felt boots.

When this was accomplished, the spectators (V. Zakharov, S. Sitar and I. Kulik) were given the factography of the action. The factography consisted of the laminated photographs (6.5 х 9.3 сm) of L.I. Brezhnev, dancing with his daughter. The photographs were adorned with three pictures of the studded golden railway "wings" collaged into the image of Brezhnev's daughter.

Moscow district, the country estate of Muranovo – the village of Safarino

5. 12. 2004

(video)

VALENOK-Muranovo-ves-GOOD
Safarino-VALENOK-izdali
gruppavSafarino1
Muranova-idemNP-SR-AM
Safarino-ZriteliChitajutValenok-good
Safarino-VALENOK-izdali-GOOD-blize
Breznev-skriljami
Safaroino-valenok-NP-am
Валенок - Сафарино
Muranovo-valenokumashini-GOOD