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

JOURNEYS TO THE COUNTRYSIDE. VOLUME FOUR

BEHIND C. A. Photo of the performance by Collective Actions (KD)

46. BEHIND C. A.

Three participants of the action buried in snow along the Moscow Circular Road 16 maps and fragments of maps. The maps were spread in Losiny Ostrov (Moose Island) area (between Schelkovskoye and Yaroslavskoye highways) alongside a leg of the road about 1,5 kilometers long, with 100-meter intervals between maps. Most of those maps (and their fragments) were folded in either two or four, faces up, then placed into a pit and buried with snow.

The maps were arranged in the following order:

1. Time zones of the USSR.

2. Map of the Moon

3. Railways of the USSR (upper left quarter)

4. Geomorphological zoning of the USSR (left half)

5. Edaphic map of the Earth (upper left quarter)

6. Edaphic map of the Earth (lower left quarter)

7. Railways of the USSR (lower right quarter)

8. Foreign economic affair of the USSR (left half)

9. Foreign economic affair of the USSR (right half)

10. Near and Middle East

11. Nature protection in the USSR

12. Geomorphological zoning of the USSR (right half)

13. Edaphic map of the Earth (lower right quarter)

14. Edaphic map of the Earth (upper right quarter)

15. Railways of the USSR (lower left quarter)

16. Railways of the USSR (upper right quarter)

The first fourteen of these maps were buried in snow closer to the road (10-15 meters), the last two in a distance from it (the first in 50 meters, the second in 100 meters).

The action suggested that during the rest of winter snowfalls would bury the maps deeper in snow, and later in the spring, under the influence of melt water colour and texture changes would occur with the maps.

22nd of February, 1987

N. Panitkov, A. Monastyrski, I. Makarevich

MOSCOW CONCEPTUALISM

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