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

JOURNEYS TO THE COUNTRYSIDE. VOLUME SEVEN

THE LIBRARY. Photo of the performance by Collective Actions (KD)

81. THE LIBRARY

Into 13 books of (mainly) ideological content, published (in 1976-1996) at the same time with several CA performances that had taken place on the Kyevgorskoe field or near it, materials on the corresponding actions were pasted (on left pages descriptive texts, on right pages photographs).

The following books were used:

L.I. Brezhnev. Issues of economic management in advanced Socialist societies, 1976 (Tent)

E. F. Erykalov, B. N. Kameshkov. Lenin’s Central Committee – the headquarters of The Great October, 1977 (Comedy).

10th session of the USSR Supreme Soviet (9th convocation). Verbatim record, 1978 (Third Variant, Time of Action).

A. G. Kharchev. Marriage and family issues in the USSR, 1979 (Place of Action).

Materials of 24th CPSU Congress, 1981 (Ten Appearances).

Chinese documents from Dung Xua, 1983. (M, Image of a Lozenge).

Non-proletarian parties of Russia, 1984. (Description of an Action, Shot).

V.I. Khlyupin. Russia’s Sons, 1985 (Russian World, Winch).

USSR and its struggle against neo-colonialism, vol.2, 1986 (Boots).

USSR and India, 1987 (A Work of Art: Painting).

M. Gorbachov. Selected speeches and works, vol.6, 1989 (For Igor Makarevich, For Sergey Romashko, Moving of Viewers, People Strolling in a Distance Are the Odd Element of an Action, A Call to Germany, Hangars in the North-West).

Fauna of USSR. Hymenoptera. Vol.3, 2nd edition. 1990 (The Cans).

N. G. Volochkov. Reference book on real estate, 1996 (Negatives).

After that the books were wrapped in tin foil and encapsulated in black tar.

Near the Kyevgorskoe field on a small forest clearing a lithium battery-powered clock (estimated duration of work – approximately 10 years) was buried. Prior to this the clock was folded in tin foil and placed into a special glass container, its lid sealed with black tar. The clock was set to Rangun (Burma) time. Another clock of the same type showing Rangun time remained with the organizers as a check copy. After that the thirteen parcels with books were buried in a circle around the clock. Location of the pits with books was marked with a rubber cloth with guiding lines on it and written distances between the cloth’s center and the pits (the first guiding line was defined and marked on the cloth with a compass; the cloth’s center matched the pit with the clock).

According to the plan, the parcels with books are to be excavated and distributed among the action’s organizers after the check copy clock’s having stopped.

Moscow region, Savyolovskaya railway line, forest near the village of "Kyevy Gorky"

28th of August, 1997

A. Monastyrski, N. Panitkov, I. Makarevich, E. Elagina, S. Romashko, N. Alexeev, S. Haensgen

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