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

JOURNEYS TO THE COUNTRYSIDE. VOLUME FOUR

DISCUSSION–2. Photo of the performance by Collective Actions (KD)

43. DISCUSSION–2

The event took place at I. Makarevich’s studio. The audience watched a slide show titled "Preparation" (consisting of slide sequences "Taxi", slides made by I. Makarevich and A. Monastyrski on Zvezdny boulevard, slides made by I. Makarevich and E. Elagina in Sukhanovo prior to the performance and several other slides from other CA performances).

After the slide show demonstration the audience was prompted to give remarks (which were tape-recorded). The discussion of the slide show was backgrounded by muffed playback of a dialogue between I. Bakshtein and A. Monastyrski recorded after the "Taxi" action in which "Taxi" and the structure of forthcoming performance "Discussion–2" were talked over. The action ended with increasing volume of I. B. and A.M.’s dialogue until its content became audible.

The discussion was attended by I. Kabakov, V. Nekrasov, I. Chuikov, D. Prigov, I. Makarevich, I. Bakshtein, A. Zhigalov, I. Nakhova, N. Abalakova, Yu. Leiderman (other participants abstained from discussion). The soundtrack recorded during the discussion is almost inaudible due to technical reasons. Only the final part with I. B. and A.M’.s dialogue accompanying the last parts of the slide show (black and white slides made by Makarevich in Monastyrski's room after the "Taxi" performance) can be heard.

Besides that, during the demonstration of the slide show "Preparation" the black box of "Music of concordance" was used as accompanying sound and visual source.

Moscow, Igor Makarevich’s studio

22nd of March, 1986

A. Monastyrski, I. Makarevich, E. Elagina, N. Panitkov, G. Kizewalter, S. Romashko

Viewers:

I. Kabakov, V. Nekrasov, I. Chuikov, D. Prigov, I. Makarevich, I. Bakshtein, A. Zhigalov, I. Nakhova, N. Abalakova, Yu. Leiderman, V. Sorokin, E.Model, M. Fleischer + 10 other persons

Music of Cordance, object by Andrei Monastyrsky