In the process of the action, a child’s plastic tractor (length – 60 cm) was pulled from one end of the field to the other (560 meters) with the help of a rope. The tractor was painted gold and on its different sides was inscribed with letters that made up the word “PIZDETS”1 (the letters were distributed at random).
The tractor was followed by Yu. Albert (wearing the headgear of a dirigible pilot), who used a megaphone to read the names and ruling dates of the Xianbi rulers from the photo-collage (size A2) where this list was collaged over a peasant and bull tilling the earth and an airplane flying above the field.
In the meanwhile, on the other side of the field (where the tractor was being pulled) V. Zakharov (in a pilot’s headgear) and Yu. Leiderman (in a tanker’s headgear) used a notebook computer standing on an easel to watch videos advertising the milling machine DM-121 for the removal of tree stubs and the hole-digger DM-112 (both machines install onto tractors).
After this, once the tractor was pulled out of the field, the action’s participants headed into the forest and with the help of the rope hung the tractor on an oak tree branch (at a height of approximately 5-6 meters), not far from the object from AM’s action Journey to the West (carried out on April 16, 2008 for the group “Kapiton”). Later, the group of participants relocated to the object from the action Relocation-3 (a green circle with the number 113 in a tree) and the metal turtle from the action Library-2005 (09.12.2005).
In this way, the Secret Exhibition Hall (SEH) was activated in the forest in the vicinity of the book burial from the action Library (1997), and thus to the three objects of this “hall” (plus the 8 books remaining underground) was added the object “tractor.”
Moscow region, forest next to Kievogorsky field
A. Monastyrski, N. Panitkov, S. Romashko, E. Elagina, I. Makarevich, Yu. Albert, V. Zakharov, Yu. Leiderman, A. Malyshkin, V. Malyshkina, Y. Kalinsky, D. Novgorodova, Yu. Ovchinnikova, G. Titov, M. Konstantinova.
1 A Russian expletive with a number of positive and negative meanings.