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

JOURNEYS TO THE COUNTRYSIDE. VOLUME FIVE

THE CALL TO GERMANY (For A. Monastyrski)	. Photo of the performance by Collective Actions (KD)

60. THE CALL TO GERMANY (For A. Monastyrski)

The invited audience (10 persons approximately) was brought to the center of a field where two loose ends of a rope stretching from north to south rested. Next to the rope there was a tape recorder.

When the viewers were approaching the rope and tape recorder, S. Romashko appeared from the forest on the opposite side of the field (200 meters away from the audience’s position), came closer to them and turned on the recorder. Its soundtrack consisted of A. Monastyrski’s message to KD in German. During the playback of this recording (3 minutes approx.) S. Romashko tied together the two ends of the rope.

When the soundtrack came to an end, N. Kozlov who was standing on a clearing behind a hill, invisible to the audience, started to pull the rope. One minute later a melon attached to one end of the rope appeared from the north side of the forest’s edge. S. Romashko and the audience followed it.

Upon arriving to a clearing in the forest where the melon had been drawn, the viewers discovered a small PVC-covered construction (resembling a greenhouse, 200x100x75 cm) with a map of Federal Republic of Germany and a ringing bell inside. On the map the area of Munchen was outlined. After inspecting the object the viewers were given envelopes with glued onto them fragments of Munchen map with a blue point indicating A. Monastyrski’s suggested location during “the call”. Inside the envelopes there were photocopied collages consisting of A.M’s message in German and a map of Europe (with Moscow and Munchen connected with a straight line) almost covering it.

The PVC construction and the roped melon were left behind in the field.

Kievy gorky

30.9.1989

E. Elagina, G. Kizelater, S. Romashko, N. Kozlov.

7-8 persons.

THE CALL TO GERMANY (For A. Monastyrski). Photo 1
THE CALL TO GERMANY (For A. Monastyrski). Photo 2
THE CALL TO GERMANY (For A. Monastyrski). Photo 3
THE CALL TO GERMANY (For A. Monastyrski). Photo 4
THE CALL TO GERMANY (For A. Monastyrski). Photo 5