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

JOURNEYS TO THE COUNTRYSIDE. VOLUME TWO

FOR N. ALEXEEV. Photo of the performance by Collective Actions (KD)

20. FOR N. ALEXEEV

N. Alexeev, encountered by the action’s participants and unaware of the action’s nature, was brought to a yard near metro station Sokoniki at noon. He was prompted to come into initial position, facing A. Monastyrski 20 meters away from him. Then N. Alexeev was given instruction for his further actions (see appendix).

After standing motionless for 5-7 minutes, his back upon N. A. who had already read the instruction, A.M. set out for a random walk. N. A. followed him in the rear at a distance of 20 meters. Their goal was to show up at 15:00 near metro station Preobrazhenskaya ploschad, meet other participants of the action and proceed to its next phase. During these three hours A.M. was involved into a series of random improvised actions (see narrations by A.M. and N. A.).

After reaching the designated location, A.M. and N. A who followed him were met by N. Panitkov. The latter began to instruct N. A. on his further actions, pausing at different intervals in the course of reading (see appendix). During Panitkov’s reading A.M. hid from N. A. sight and instructed S. Romashko who was standing nearby, also invisible to N. A. (see appendix). S. Romashko was also unaware of the action’s content and previous phases, i.e. A.M. and N. A.’s travel.

Thus, S. Romashko and N. Alexeev (unaware of Romashko’s following him) started according to their instructions and finished the action at 16:10 near metro station Sokolniki (see narrations by S. R. and N. A).

Moscow

13th September 1981.

A. Monastyrski, N. Panitkov, S. Romashko, G. Kizevalter.

Route of movements in FOR N. ALEXEEV action by KD

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ANDREY MONASTYRSKI. Preface to the second volume of Trips to the Countryside

MOSCOW CONCEPTUALISM

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