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

JOURNEYS TO THE COUNTRYSIDE. VOLUME SEVEN

LOCATIONS No 40 AND 41 (For G.Witte). Photo of the performance by Collective Actions (KD)

82. LOCATIONS # 40 AND 41 (For G.Witte)

G.Witte, unaware of the action’s content, was prompted to climb upon a metal searchlight tower (approximately 20 meters high) within the VDNKh grounds and, while seated next to the searchlight, listen to instructions through a small cassette tape recorder. The instruction contained detailed descriptions of locations of various CA actions since 1976. In the process of listening it became apparent that there had been 39 places of actions, and thus the searchlight tower was the fortieth in the sequence of CA actions. It was also said that there had been another tower of exactly the same type 30 meters eastwards from the first one, and that the second, yet unmanned, tower had had number 41. After the recitation and explanation of the action’s name ("Locations No 41 and 41") G.Witte was prompted to photograph the surrounding perspective while standing on the tower’s top and to record the description of every place visible from his position. In the course of the verbal description he was prompted to use binoculars and to pay particular attention to the neighboring tower – location No 41. In the course of the action it became apparent that G.Witte could not see the neighboring tower from his position because as the view was obstructed by trees.

Moscow, VDNKh

17th of September, 1997

A. Monastyrski, S. Romashko

LOCATIONS # 40 AND 41 (For G.Witte)

MOSCOW CONCEPTUALISM

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